Darwin's triumph: Explaining the uniqueness of the human mind without a deus ex Machina

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):153-178 (2008)
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In our target article, we argued that there is a profound functional discontinuity between the cognitive abilities of modern humans and those of all other extant species. Unsurprisingly, our hypothesis elicited a wide range of responses from commentators. After responding to the commentaries, we conclude that our hypothesis lies closer to Darwin's views on the matter than to those of many of our contemporaries



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