RE: World Language Losses at a Glance

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    On 06/20/01 09:36, Vincent Campbell said this-

    >I'm not sure whether cultural diversity deserves the
    >same kind of concern.

    _If_ one accepts the notion that culture is an artifact of
    genetic/environmental adaptation (and nothing or little else), then the
    fact that cultural diversity closely tracks (and could be described as
    being dependent upon) biological diversity is a straightforward and
    logical path, and, yes, would delegate cultural concerns to a back
    burner, at best, assuming one's stove had enough burners in the first

    Depends how many people you're cooking for....

    - Wade

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