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" Language is something more palpable than a fold of the brain, or an angle of the skull. It admits of no cavilling, and no process of natural selection will ever distil significant words out of the notes of birds or the cries of beasts. "
Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of ... - Page 346
by Friedrich Max Müller - 1862
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Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Max Müller - 1862 - 416 pages
...the triumphant conqueror in the primeval struggle for life. Language is something more palpable than a fold of the brain or an angle of the skull. It admits...cavilling, and no process of natural selection will ever distil significant words out of the notes of birds or the cries of beasts. Language, however, is only...
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rev. E.M. Goulburn - 1862
...Revealed Religion." f " Language is our Rubicon. ... No process of natural selection will ever distil significant words out of the notes of birds or the cries of beasts. In Greek, language is logos; but logos means also reason, and alogon was chosen as the name, and the...
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Replies to 'Essays and reviews', by E. M. Goulburn [and others ..., Volume 38

Essays - 1862
...Revealed Eeligion." * " Language is our Rubicon. ... No process of natural selection •will ever distil significant words out of the notes of birds or the cries of beasts. In Greek, language is logos ; but logos means also reason, and alogon was chosen as the name, and the...
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Edward Meyrick Goulburn - 1862 - 516 pages
...Revealed Religion." i " Language is our Rubicon. ... No process of natural selection will ever distil significant words out of the notes of birds or the cries of beasts. In Greek, language is logos ; but logos means also reason, and alogon was chosen as the name, and the...
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The stream of life on our globe ... as revealed by modern discoveries in ...

John Laws Milton - 1864
...the triumphant conqueror in the primeval struggle for life. Language is something more palpable than a fold of the brain or an angle of the skull. It admits...cavilling, and no process of natural selection will ever distil significant words out of the notes of birds or the cries of beasts." * This is something like...
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On Aphasia, Or, Loss of Speech: And the Localisation of the Faculty of ...

Frederic Bateman - 1870 - 180 pages
...fold of the brain or an angle of the skull ; it is the one great barrier between the brute and man ; it admits of no cavilling, and no process of natural selection will ever distil significant words out of the notes of birds or the cries of beasts. Language is our Rubicon...
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On Aphasia, Or, Loss of Speech: And the Localisation of the Faculty of ...

Frederic Bateman - 1870 - 180 pages
...COMPARATIVE ANATOMY OF THE APE AND OF MAN. 167 Further on he says, " Language is something more palpable than a fold of the brain or an angle of the skull ; it is the one great barrier between the brute and man ; it admits of no cavilling, and no process of natural...
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Chips from a German Workshop: Essays chiefly on the science of language with ...

Friedrich Max Müller - 1876
...something more palpable than a fold of the brain or an angle of the skull. It admits of no caviling, and no process of natural selection will ever distill...out of the notes of birds or the cries of beasts." No scholar, so far as I know, has ever controverted any of these statements. But when Evolutionism...
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Essays chiefly on the science of language with index to vols 3 and 4

Friedrich Max Müller - 1876
..."Man speaks," I said, " and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language is something more palpable than a fold of the brain or an angle of the skull. It admits of no caviling, and no process of natural selection will ever distill significant words out of the notes...
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Darwinism Tested by Language

Sir Frederick Bateman - 1877 - 224 pages
...great barrier between the brute and man, and that no process of natural selection will ever distil significant words out of the notes of birds or the cries of 112 WANT OF CONNECTION beasts. Language is our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to pass it." I must...
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