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" The one great barrier between the brute and man is language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language is our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. "
Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of ... - Page 346
by Friedrich Max Müller - 1862
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Language in Motion: Exploring the Nature of Sign

Jerome Daniel Schein, David Alan Stewart - 1995 - 221 pages
...nineteenth-century linguist pontificated that "The one great barrier between the brute and man is Language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it." 10 By contrast a modern linguist, reviewing studies of apes' attempts to sign, concedes that, though...
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Heathcliff and the Great Hunger: Studies in Irish Culture

Terry Eagleton - 1995 - 355 pages
...Wilde studied at Oxford. For Muller, language was 'the one great barrier between the brute and man: Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it...' (quoted by Smith and Helfand, eds, Oscar Wilde's Oxford Notebooks, p. 9). we see them, and what we...
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Antievolutionism Before World War I

Alexander Patterson, Eberhard Dennert, Luther T. Townsend, G. Frederick Wright - 1995 - 403 pages
...Mueller Bays : "There is one barrier which no one has yet ventured to touch, the barrier of language. Language is our Rubicon and no brute will dare to cross it. ... No process of Natural Selection will ever distill significant words out of the notes of birds and...
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Evolution of the Social Contract

Brian Skyrms - 1996 - 146 pages
...brute world? I answer without hesitation: the one great barrier between man and brute is Language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language is our Rubicon and no brute would dare cross it.6 Language was not to be explained by evolution but rather by Divine Providence....
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Time Machine

George Edgar Slusser, Patrick Parrinder, Danièle Chatelain - 2001 - 216 pages
...world? I answer without hesitation: the one great barrier between the brute and man is Language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...is our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. '' The Time Traveller finds it difficult to come to terms with the idea of the Morlocks as his descendants...
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Language, Science and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-siècle: The ...

Christine Ferguson - 2006 - 180 pages
...hyperbolic style, Miiller declared: [T]he one great barrier between the brute and man is Language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...will dare to cross it. This is our matter of fact to those who speak of development, who think they discover the rudiments at least of all human faculties...
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Werner's Magazine: A Magazine of Expression, Volume 20

1898
...and in no other creature on earth The one great barrier between the brute and man is language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it. This is our matter-of-fact answer to those who speak of development, who think they discover the rudiments at least...
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The Nineteenth Century, Volume 41

1897
...Miiller says in a famous passage : ' The one great barrier between the brute and man is language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language...our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it.' 2 This is a remarkably dogmatic assertion. It entirely overlooks the fact that the sounds made by cats,...
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