If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others. African Proverb
No. The belief that people are suited to speak particular languages by biology is widespread—but wrong.
Psychological essentialism is the notion that particular groups of people are different because of some real, meaningful underlying essence that is present deep in their nature, and often biological in origin. So if you think that French speakers are fundamentally different from English speakers because of something about their essential nature or the biology they were born with—rather than the situational or cultural variable of having lived and been exposed to French rather than English—you are using essentialist reasoning. This common but misleading mental habit shapes our thinking in many domains.
Read the entire article here: Scientific American
Thee BBC is big into these types of demographical thingies. : The world’s population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. Where do you fit into this story of human life? Fill in your date of birth below to find out. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15391515