Re: "Austrailia" and brains...

Ralph L Holloway (
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 11:00:31 -0400

Yes, I remember
what Vincent is referring to, however the post I was
responding to was something I saw just recently under Harry Erwin's name
specifically talking about Australian brains. It was poiinted out in the
'60's, incidentally, by Lenneberg and elsewhere me that microcephailcs
with brain capacities smaller than some gorillas can nevertheless talk,
i.e., develop human language, albeit they remain severly disadvantaged
intellectually. So there may well be something to "reorganization" early
in the evolution of the hominid brain, but I think you can forget about
Australopithecines being intelligent as we are, or as stupid, whichever
'spin' it is that you prefer.
Ralph Holloway.