Culture Darwinism Intelligent Design language

Why are statements about “evolution” so often just filler?

Laszlo Bencze: “If you say, “Most people prefer vanilla ice cream,” you’ve just made a trivial claim of no great significance. But if you say, “People have evolved to prefer vanilla ice cream,” well now you’ve made an insightful and fascinating statement backed by years of scientific research, no doubt about it.” Well, if they can’t have the cattle, they are going to insist on the Big Hat, right?

Human evolution Intelligent Design language

From Hugh Ross: Language involves biological fine-tuning for human exceptionalism

Ross: The human body is optimally designed for speech communication involving just a few people in a quiet setting. It also is optimally designed for what researchers call “cocktail party listening.” Cocktail party listening refers to humans gathered in a crowded situation where many people are talking simultaneously in an environment where music and other background sounds interfere with speech recognition.

Human evolution Intelligent Design language

Researchers: Neanderthals could speak like other humans

Researchers: “Most previous studies of Neandertal speech capacities focused on their ability to produce the main vowels in English spoken language. However, we feel this emphasis is misplaced, since the use of consonants is a way to include more information in the vocal signal and it also separates human speech and language from the communication patterns in nearly all other primates.”