Darwin-L Message Log 5:133 (January 1994)

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<5:133>From J_LIMBER@UNHH.UNH.EDU  Tue Jan 25 06:17:55 1994

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 1994 7:25:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: tools stopping evol'n
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

"Who was the first person to suggest that humans used technology
instead of organic adaptation to cope with their environment? That is,
how old is the idea that the evolution of human material culture
allows humans to escape evolution?"

Whoever it was, it seems like a BAD idea!  Are we to suppose that human brains,
etc, could not adapt to language--or computer keyboards for that matter--if
there were selective advantages to do so?

John Limber, Psychology

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