Re: teleology and language

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    Dear Wade,

    > > Humans select among their linguistic options every
    > > day.
    > But they don't select for them.

    The environment doesn't select for anything, either, in biological
    evolution. :-)

    > They are available options. Like items
    > on a shelf in a store.

    If nobody buys pet rocks, they disappear from the shelves.

    > I'm not saying language is static. But mere dynamism is not evolution.

    No, but that's not what I said. What I said was, "Replication,
    variation, selection." I did not make up that definition of evolution.



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