Babel event did not favor any tribe

All languages, however different, convey information at the same rate

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Human speech conveys information at 39 bits per second on average. That might not sound terribly impressive in an age where electronic devices exchange millions of bits of information per second, but it seems to be the optimum rate for people whatever language we speak.

Francois Pellegrino’s team at the University of Lyon in France analysed 17 languages, from English to Japanese, that vary greatly in terms of the number of basic sounds, the number of syllables, the use of tones and so on. For instance, there are 7000 distinct syllables in English compared with just a few hundred in Japanese. Read more...

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...and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind ... the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind ...the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. -Genesis 1

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