Sunday, January 1, 2012

Gell-Mann on Languages

The great physicist Murray Gell-Mann has a hobby of studying the origins of languages.

Here is a two minute interview from March 2007 where he talks of his interest at a TED conference:

And here is an hour long talk he gave at CERN in 2011:

The study of anthropology, genetics, and language evolution are helping us to understand the spread of modern man out of Africa. Fascinating stuff.

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