Mutation/Evolution/Millikan: every move of an evolutionary caused thing fights against cases of his absence.
Evolution/Properties/Millikan: evolutionary caused things have properties which, instead of other properties, are real because they are associated with certain functions.
Language/Evolution/Millikan: Language has not arisen evolutionary, because that would have taken much longer._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987