- Zane Walsh
- Belmont, MA
- United States
How else does ontology recapitulate phylogony?
There is so much evidence (not just in this talk) that from a bio/evolutionary standpoint we as a species have risen from some 'common ancestor' that I wonder if other areas of our development (cognitive, emotional, moral, others?) might also have some overarching flow/sequence/etc. that could also be logically linked to some other sort of 'common ancestral _______' (emotion, intellect, etc.) that has been uncovered in the scope of some other scientific pursuit. Does anyone know of, say, the vestigial organs of the cognitive domain, or the foundational essence of why feelings like anger cover-up more complex feelings like disappointment? What other realms of human development can be understood in similar terms as "chickenosaurus"?