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Aha! Fizzlewynd is a Neanderthal name (pronounced Gorp) proving the
existence of Neanderthal philosophers.
Bey Duo Slogs A Alls Yawls Yaw,
(Neanderthal for que Dios te bendiga de siempre y de todas maneras,)
Paul

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Padraic Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> --- On Mon, 1/14/13, Paul Schleitwiler, FCM <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Perhaps Neanderthals were too busy discussing their conjectures on the
> > origin of language to be bothered innovating new stone tools.
> > Or creating new forms of philosophy through dance, thus leaving no
> > artifacts to show their superiority to H. Sap. in art and thought.
>
> Quite so! There is only one certainty we can have about such discussions
> as this, with all its conjecture: we can never know, can never even more
> than come up with the most hopeless of guesses about the reality of
> Neanderthal language. Too far away in time and nothing against which to
> compare.
>
> Barring a time machine or some of Joerg's Neanderthals living in the
> Caucasus somewhere, there is simply no way to get any real data from which
> to study that which is otherwise long blown away in the winds of an
> earlier age.
>
> Now, if we were in the World, we could always try to use Fizzlewynd's
> clever little device, the quadrimorphic fabonigraph.....
>
> > God bless you always, all ways,
>
> And yourself as well!
>
> Padraic
>