Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Nile

Uh, I realize now that my previous post kinda maybe made it sound like I am a global warming denier. I am not. I believe that humans are contributing to the unnaturally accelerated rate of climate change. We should stop doing that.

However, I am not convinced that humans are contributing to an unnaturally accelerated rate of language death. Nor am I convinced that there are no favorable outcomes to language death.

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