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Darwin-L Message Log 6:27 (February 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<6:27>From J_LIMBER@UNHH.UNH.EDU  Mon Feb  7 07:54:59 1994

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 1994 8:53:56 -0500 (EST)
From: J_LIMBER@UNHH.UNH.EDU (JOHN LIMBER)
Subject: Re: extragenetic inheritance
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

There are also some mitochondial effects in humans--various diseases have been
documented.  These may have been the basis for Allan Wilson's notorious
suggestion that human language arose via a recent mutation in mtDNA in
some "EVe" 200,000 years ago. (See, for example, Brown's (1991) account of this
in "The Search for Eve." Harper.)

John Limber, Psychology, University of New Hampshire

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