Evolution strikes again

By | December 7, 2011
Very sad indeed – and a quiet reminder that evolution is not a learning process and not a humane process of preserving diversity, but a conformist process of eliminating those who compete for the same resources and adapt more quickly and successfully at greedily gaining resources.

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This is sad. Imagine the culture of these people. Although I'm sure it was quite basic and simple, it was still a culture. And now it's gone.

Why did no one even try to salvage some record of this language. Recordings, perhaps? Or, since there are still some branches of the language group still in existence, a Rosetta stone type of project? Anything!

Last member of 65,000-year-old tribe dies, taking one of world’s earliest languages to the grave
Boa Sr, who died last week aged about 85, was the oldest member of the Great Andamanese, a group of tribes that are the descendants of early humans.

One thought on “Evolution strikes again

  1. David Jacobs

    These losses are tragic. Not just for those directly affected, but for everyone. We'll never know what we could have learned from them. Every culture and language is a unique glimpse into humanity, evolution, and our understanding of language.

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