Re: Book Review - The Descent of the Child (Elaine Morgan)

Robert Groover (
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 11:46:25 GMT

I would disagree with Mr. Yee's review on several points. I think the
use of intentional language is highly appropriate in this sort of a "game
theoretic" analysis of evolutionary issues, and I found it quite

I also think it is unfair to slap Morgan both as a popularizer and also as
insufficiently written-down, which the review seems to do.

This book is loaded with fascinating ideas; even if they are all old hat
to Mr. Yee, many of them are new and interesting to readers like me.

Robert Groover (PGP key on request)
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