The Truth Behind the Tower of Babel
"Get past the attitude and it’s OK," says "The Young Fogey" of the article to which he links in this post — Six ancient beliefs that turn out to be true. The ancient belief that most interests me, a student of linguistics, is "#4. The Tower of Babel and the Birth of Languages." The link says, "If you're into linguistics or have taken a class on the subject, you will recognize how uncannily similar this is to the Theory of Monogenesis. This is one of the major theories out there about the evolution of languages, and it states that all of the world's languages evolved from one language, in one place, at one time."