Homo sapiens, and animals in general, are complex entities still not understood by science.
This article is not without interest, but in general the evolution of language is completely beyond the Darwinian paradigm. It is almost incredible that ‘scientists/biologists’ still consider Darwin’s theory adequate to this truly difficult task.
A close look at the data of the eonic effect is a MUST in this environment of deluded scientism…It is the only direct evidence we have of any kind of ‘macro’ process, and this just might give a hint about earlier evolution, which we never observe directly as to its mechanisms beyond observation of the facts of evolution.
In the range that it is clear, despite its limits, we see that macro-evolutionary processes in world history indirectly generate much of the great literature (and much else) and direct its production. We infer this indirectly, but the overall situation is completely suspicious. The macro effect in the eonic series is directly correlated with the greatest literature, in the range of the eonic sequence: the Iliad and Odyssey are good examples. The early history of Greek epic is not clear and no doubt has a ‘primordial’ aspect, so to speak, going back to the Indo-European phase (we hardly know), thus a whole series of sagas no doubt pre-existed the phase of Archaic Greece: then presto! in the Archaic period an amazing crystallization takes place and within a half century we have the constellation of the classic pair, the Iliad and the Odyssey, fully formed and complete with a background of ‘Homeric materials’ related to this and part of the larger corpus mostly lost.
As we study more and more examples of these macro effect in direct concert with the eonic sequence, we suspect with a feeling close certainly that behind these literary secondary effects lies the primordial macro induction of language in hommo sapiens> This could never have been a random process leading out of animal grunts. The history of language emergence is still barely known but we can see that to a high probability it is an earlier version from what we see in the collation of homeric texts (and many other examples throughout world history). Early man must have this mysterious induction play out in another instance of’system action’ and ‘free action’ as a potential is realized. But this must also have a genetic aspect, which complicates an account about which we know little.
A close reading of WHEE might help here. The current realm of evolutionary biology is out in left field and completely oblivious to their own subject.
Let us state the dramatic point again directly: evolutionary macro processes generate the linguistic (seed) behavior of homo sapiens, including his later literary forms in a mystery of system and free agents.
Homer knew the point….’Sing Muse’….We may no longer accept the mythology of ‘muses’ but the basic point is clear.
Scientists and biologists have been trained to never find the answers to issues of evolution…