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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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If you have enjoyed this discussion of Knight's ideas, you might also appreciate this: 'Chomsky responds to Chris Knight's Decoding Chomsky.'

y. shimron

"The problem, as Knight sees it, is that language “presupposes unrealistic levels of trust".” This kind of problem arises only when one looks at language evolution from above, from spoken language point of view. When one looks at the evolution of language from its beginning, when the developers of language had in minds and in mouths no more than emotional sounds, and they were evolving them very slowly step by step to become words founded on phonetics, the "unrealistic levels of trust" did not exist. see my own blog to learn more of this attitude:

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