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Selected Books by Edmund Blair Bolles

  • Galileo's Commandment: 2500 Years of Great Science Writing
  • The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age
  • Einstein Defiant: Genius vs Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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watercat

Children do not develop language unless they participate in a community, as famously in Nicaragua and the Sinai, but sometimes not even then. William Washabaugh studied a community of deaf persons who did NOT create a language. The crucial difference was nothing to do with alleles, it was the opportunity to negotiate consensus with one's peers.

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