Language from Neanderthals.

Wed Aug 25 13:41:06 UTC 1999

>> So inheritance from Neanderthals
>> does NOT necessarily imply monogenesis?

>>No, but inheritance (or borrowing) of language from Neandertals strains
>>my credulity to the breaking point.

We agree completely here.

I also wrote that it is far from the simplest hypothesis.
I merely wanted to make explicit a necessary link in the reasoning.
I did not PROPOSE inheritance or borrowing of language from Neanderthals,
that was the hypothesis being considered by others,
which I was responding to.
Does NOT mean I was in favor of it!


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