Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Other Problems for Evolution


Evolutionists have had no success in explaining the origins of language. As Noam Chomsky said, "very few people are concerned with the origin of language because most consider it a hopeless question." (Ross, P.E., Hard words, Scientific American 264(4):138-147, 1991, p. 146.)

The late Harvard paleontologist George Gaylord Simpson was equally candid: "Even the peoples with least complex cultures have highly sophisticated languages, with complex grammar and large vocabularies, capable of naming and discussing anything that occurs in the sphere occupied by their speakers. The oldest language that can be reconstructed is already modern, sophisticated, complete from an evolutionary point of view." (Simpson, G.G., The biological nature of Man, Science 152:467-477, 1966, p. 477.)

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