A Course on The Human Niche

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A Primer on Natural Signs
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
Signs are triadic relations. Natural signs vary on the basis of the qualities of their sign-object. Icons are based on similarity. Indexes are founded on pointing. Symbols are built on convention. Each of these sign-qualities comes into play in the evolution of human language and religion. So, an understanding of natural signs is crucial for the postmodern human sciences.
Comments on Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar’s Book (2014) Thinking Big
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
These comments address a 2014 book by three British researchers, on the evolution of language and mind. The subtitle is: How the Evolution of Social Live Shaped the Human Mind. My goal is to re-articulate their arguments using the category-based nested form and the first singularity.
Comments on Derek Bickerton's Book (2014) More than Nature Needs
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
These comments address a 2014 book by a linguist, Derek Bickerton, on the evolution of language and mind. My goal is to re-articulate the author's arguments using the category-based nested form and the first singularity.
Comments on Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky's Book (2016) Why Only Us?
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky's book, Why Only Us?, is subtitled: Language and Evolution. This collection of essays addresses the evolution of language from the point of view of computational systems and generative grammar, the expertise of each author respectively. These comments offer a category-based alternative.
Comments on Steven Mithen's Book (1996) The Prehistory of The Mind
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
These comments address a book by an archaeologist, Steven Mithen, about human evolution. Mithen presents two evocative analogies for the mental evolution of hominins. The first is a play in four acts. The second is the historical evolution of church architecture. This work comments using the special vocabulary of the category-based nested form. The human niche is proposed.
The Human Niche
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
What is an adaptation? What is a niche? The category-based nested form turns out to be useful in relating the two. An adaptation exploits a niche. A niche is the potential of an actuality independent of the adapting species. What is the human niche? What is the potential, independent of the hominins, that sculpts humanity through many generations. Here is a scientific hypothesis.