Human evolution; our complex speech mechanism (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Sunday, December 02, 2018, 15:16 (17 days ago) @ dhw

Dhw: Thank you for your agreement that individual evolution may mirror/relive/mimic historical evolution. This ties in with a vague concept I have of microcosms mirroring macrocosms, but this would be a colossal field that you are certainly better equipped to explore than I am.

DAVID: It is certainly true that a bacterium in its membrane lives and does many of the same things our bodies with its trillions of different cells does. Simple yeast cells teach us much about how cells work. 'Nough said.

dhw: Thank you. An excellent example. It’s a theme I would love to develop, ranging from microorganisms to the universe itself and, of course, a possible God. But it is too vast for me to embark on.

DAVID: The universe started with a Big Bang. Are the first living cells a 'big bang' start for life?

dhw: I’m not sure if the universe started with a Big Bang, but it’s nice that you’re also looking for parallels.

DAVID: At least we are looking at two of the most major starts of all starts. Can you think of a third?

dhw: The start of our solar system and Planet Earth was pretty major for you and me, but an eternal and infinite universe could have had an infinite number of major starts.

Up to this point we were talking about possibilities with significant evidence. The eternal and infinite universe is pure hypothesis and without a smidgen of evidence.


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