Thursday, 21 April 2016


Poor science

The text that accompanies this picture wholly ignores the role of culture, history and speech in the phylogenetic and ontogenenic development of human mental processes, don't you think?

I do of course know that still photographs represent but a moment in time and are objectively a meaningless way to illustrate and understand the temporal movement that they represent, and I do also know that visual images are inevitably interpreted subjectively.

That said, look at what is happening in this attractive image. Look at their eyes. Is it really necessary to spell out the difference?
  • The young human is going somewhere, and interacting with the onlooker (presumably an adult). 
  • The young ape is going somewhere.
Further research may or may not be needed...



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