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Language is not inborn

One of my wise professors in college made this statement that humans are superior to other creatures because they have the gift of (complex) language and a great (well-developed) brain. So how did we evolve to have such superior language skills? Noam Chomsky, a noted linguist, says that learning a language is instinctive or that children are pre-wired to learn language – that we are born with those skills. After 40 years, his hypothesis has been proven untrue. The article explains why and how.
http://aeon.co/magazine/culture/there-is-no-language-instinct/

Never Date a Writer

Here are the downsides of dating a writer who (after having broken up with you) portrays the protagonist of his new book on you! Gives you the heebies jeebies, doesn’t it?
http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/12/never-date-a-writer-youll-end-up-as-material.html

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