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has been called “the Einstein of linguistics.” has been profound, and it has been interesting to stumble upon his work in diverse fields, largely related to linguistics and psychology, but he is also a major figure in philosophy. Chomsky did not find an intellectually satisfying connection between his scientific and political work, but others have. Chomsky has had an outsized influence on linguistics since the 1950s, his interactive style can be polemic, and his tremendous influence arguably delayed some directions that linguistics has taken. Darwin’s observations again found new relevance, this time in linguistics; he noted that language acquisition seemed instinctual. Chomsky observed that infant on Earth can be placed in society, and will master the language that he or she was raised with, which is one of . Darwin thought that human mental traits were developed through natural selection, and although Chomsky thought that there was an innate language “organ” in human biology, he did not pursue its evolutionary implications, and linguistics neglected that connection until recently. Since the rise of DNA analysis and new directions in linguistics that even Chomsky began taking in his old age, scientists are finding genes and brain regions closely related to language. The predominant evolutionary models have , and in the frontal lobe is closely associated with those activities. One way that scientists linked brain regions with activities and traits was when those areas have been damaged by accident or disease. In 1990, a scientist reported on a London family wherein a large fraction had severe language deficits. In 1998, and isolated the gene as the cause. with and, together with other anatomical similarities, this suggests that Neanderthals may have had spoken language.

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But, what if the fundamental basis for the law of attraction was made-up?

If that’s not proof of the Law Of Attraction, I don’t know what is.

It seems a lot of people have been waiting for someone to offer up a platform to explore the law of attraction in a bit more of an objective way.

The Matching Hypothesis of Interpersonal Attraction

So, at the risk of kicking up even more dust, let me add in something interesting. While I don’t so much buy the law of attraction as a basis for many of the exercises recommended in the movie The Secret, I do believe that many of the “exercises, activities and practices” are valid and will help serve as a catalyst for achieving what you want out of life.


A test of the matching hypothesis

Mass extinction events can seem quite capricious as to what species live or die. generally outcompeted their ancestral for hundreds of millions of years. Ammonoids were lightweight versions of nautiloids, and they often thrived in shallow waters while nautiloids were banished to deep waters. Both dwindled over time, as they were outcompeted by new kinds of marine denizens. In the and mass extinctions, deep-water animals generally suffered more than surface dwellers did, but the nautiloids’ superior respiration system still saw them survive. Also, nautiloids laid relatively few eggs that took about a year to hatch, while ammonoids laid more eggs that hatched faster. However, the asteroid-induced Cretaceous mass extinction annihilated nearly all surface life while the deep-water animals fared better, and nautiloid embryos that rode out the storm in their eggs were survivors. The Cretaceous extinction while and comprise another group of living fossils, although that status is disputed in 2014. was about the only land animal of significance that survived the Permian extinction and it dominated the early Triassic landmass as no animal ever has. It comprised about 95% of all land animals. Why , which was like a reptilian sheep? Nobody , but it may have been the luck of the draw. Perhaps relatively few bedraggled individuals existed in some survival enclave until the catastrophe was finished, and then they quickly bred unimpeded until , for the most spectacular species radiation of all time, at least until humans arrived on the evolutionary scene.

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It seems strange, but when I imagine a vacant parking spot close to the entrance to a store I plan to shop at, more often than not, one is there. It almost makes me a believer in the “law” of attraction.

evidence points to the matching hypothesis feasibly describ-

I read the Law of Attraction by the Hicks and thought the general idea was positive, but it was pretty hokey. I think they just recycled ideas from Napolean Hill and are trying to use this Abraham thing as the source instead. I haven’t seen the Secret yet and don’t have any desire to.

Since the matching hypothesis is about how individuals’

Your argument does not negate the law of attraction in fact it supports it from a different perspective…here is my initiation experience way back in the 97s…here i was in deep financial s..t no money..married to a man who held the strings to my life…and was forcebly trying to get me deported from his country…i escaped that reality daily within my inner world where all was good and possible..along the way i read people like schati dwayne..one day i saw an add in a magazine a contest to win a brand new toshiba computer..but alas it was only available to us residents…which i was not..my desire kicked in..i really wanted it a brand new computer..i put down the magazine and closed my eyes and visualized myself flowing upward to a place where this computer floated around the ethers and immagined myself grasping it and bringing it back to me…that was it this whole excersise i am describing as i remember it because it was not a conciouse event just a day dream and then it was gone..forgotten..exept for the reality that three months later my son came to visit and brought some newly found friends…whom as a gift for mom brought a brand new toshiba computer…flash back to my day dream…so dont know if that was working according to the law of attraction or the power of visualization…what ever it was it made a believer an practioner out of me…that toshiba gave birth to a multimillion dollar domain name business…thank you for allowing me to share my story.