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Human Ecology Review
No one would describe the elephant without its trunk nor the kangaroo without its jump, yet much of what passes for scientific description of our species ignores its most striking feature-an extraordinary capacity for finding and making patterns. Of special importance is the peculiar pattern of relationships between patterns that is called meaning. The word "meaning" is commonly thought of as referring in its strict sense only to language; expressions like "the meaning of a certain smile" or,doi:10.22459/her.23.02.2017.13 fatcat:cswj2kec5zbgne7y5fkwfz2x3e