Friday, December 12, 2014

Continuities with the past

I take comfort in the idea that the language I speak goes all the way back to the beginning of language, just like my genome has that sort of continuity with the past. When I think about it, my genome did not follow the same path as my language, because I don't speak Russian. I do speak French. English is my native language but not my native genome.
Update: and every one of my ancestors survived!

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