Author: Edwin G. Pulleyblank
Brief Info: Canadian sinologist and professor at the University of British Columbia
Years Lived: 1922-2013
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topics: cultural evolution
Our capacity, through language, to manipulate the mental world and so deal imaginatively with the world of experience has been a major factor, perhaps the major factor, in giving humans the overwhelming advantage over other species in terms of cultural, as opposed to biological, evolution.
From the book Studies in Language Origins