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Thinking Critically, Seventh Edition
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Chapter 6: Language and Thought

The Evolution of Language (p. 250)

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

The institute’s aim is to investigate the history of humankind. The evolution of language is just one of the subjects of study. The institute home page has links to various departments, like Evolutionary Genetics and Primatology. (The institute itself is in Leipzig, Germany.)


This site gives right-wing conservatives a chance to attack their favorite target: universities. It’s devoted to nonsense.

Thinking Passages: Persuading with Political Speeches (p. 291)

Great American Speeches: Speech Archive

This invaluable resource provides access to the most famous and influential speeches throughout American history. They are arranged by era, and some provide background, video, and/or audio to accompany the text of the speech. You can listen to Huey Long describe his “Share-the-Wealth” program to U.S. Senate staffers in 1934, for example.