How Language Enabled Innovation and Evolution

A different language is a different vision of life. — Federico Fellini

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Good News of the Day:
“How did ‘culture’ develop, exactly? Language, says evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel, was instrumental in enabling social learning — our ability to acquire evolutionarily beneficial new behaviors by watching and imitating others, which in turn accelerated our species on a trajectory of what anthropologists call ‘cumulative cultural evolution,’ a bustling of ideas successively building and improving on others. It might seem, then, that protecting our ideas would have been the best evolutionary strategy. Yet that’s not what happened — instead, we embraced this ‘theft,’ a cornerstone of remix culture, and propelled ourselves into a collaboratively crafted future of exponential innovation.”
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Use language to enable innovation and collective evolution: share your best ideas freely today.

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