Zen & The Art of NLP with Dr. Stephen Simpson: A lot more success with a lot less stress™: The Power and the Peril of the Way We Speak

Zen & The Art of NLP with Dr. Stephen Simpson: A lot more success with a lot less stress™: The Power and the Peril of the Way We Speak

  06/13/2024  09:30 am PDT

Zen & The Art of NLP with Dr. Stephen Simpson: A lot more success with a lot less stress™: The Power and the Peril of the Way We Speak

Pinpointing exactly when humans learned to speak is tricky because language leaves no fossils behind. Estimates range widely, from tens of thousands to millions of years ago.

When we gain one new skill, we often lose an old one, which could be more critical. Therefore, language is a two-edged sword. It can get us into trouble or make our lives more accessible and successful.

Here's a breakdown of some theories:

  • Early: Some experts propose that our ancestors had a primary communication system as early as 2 million years ago, alongside the emergence of Homo Habilis.
  • Middle Ground: Others suggest spoken language developed around 600,000 years ago.
  • Modern Humans: Another theory places the development of actual language with the arrival of Homo Sapiens around 200,000 years ago. This theory is based on anatomical changes in the vocal tract that enabled complex speech.

These sources are taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_language.

Some experts believe that language evolved even more recently, as little as 70,000 years ago. Source George Poulos Professor Emeritus, University of South Africa ‘On the Origins of Human Speech and Language’

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