The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans

The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans

Stuart G. Shanker, Stanley I. Greenspan


within the adolescence of each man or woman and on the sunrise of human heritage there's an awesome and, earlier, unexplained jump from basic genetically programmed habit to language, symbolic pondering, and tradition. In The First Idea, Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker discover this lacking hyperlink and supply significant new insights into longstanding questions: how humans first create symbols and the way those talents developed and have been transmitted throughout generations over hundreds of thousands of years. From interesting examine into the intelligence of either human babies and apes, they determine convinced cultural practices which are extremely important if we're to have solid and reflective destiny societies.

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