The Evolution of the Alphabet

A beautiful overview of the alphabet, classic example of cultural evolution. Alphabet Evolution - Imgur

Found on Imgur, where reddit is indicated as original source. However, I think the original is this academic site, where each step is shown separately. Even more examples of human writing can be found here.

You might have noticed the little buzz on social media about the role of story telling in human evolution. In my view, this is an important step in human evolution indeed, so much so that I even proposed “becoming a story teller” as a metaphor for “becoming a teacher” (see this link, text material in Dutch). But writing took it to the next level, the level that enables me to communicate with you, wherever you are, whenever you read this. Writing made our complex societies possible. And it all began with only a few lines…

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