Here’s a list of Fellows. I don’t see why they must be forced to being used as a marketable title (Fellow of LSA), if a significant portion of the group or its supporters no longer think he is a fit for it. I don’t know who else on the list is recognizable but that may a clue as to why he was inducted in the first place. He was a science popularizer but I don’t think he was particularly revolutionary in linguistics. I remember in the 90s he was a rabid anti-connectionist, going with a hard-wired notion of genetics. I enjoyed Language Instinct so long as I ignored his stupid illustration of wired women and men brains showing actual wires — seemed childish — but turns out he believes that down to the core and from that flaw in thinking is an outcropping of several bad notions.

Here’s a list of Fellows. I don’t see why they must be forced to being used as a marketable title (Fellow of LSA), if a significant portion of the group or its supporters no longer think he is a fit for it.
 
I don’t know who else on the list is recognizable but that may a clue as to why he was inducted in the first place. He was a science popularizer but I don’t think he was particularly revolutionary in linguistics. I remember in the 90s he was a rabid anti-connectionist, going with a hard-wired notion of genetics.
 
I enjoyed Language Instinct so long as I ignored his stupid illustration of wired women and men brains showing actual wires — seemed childish — but turns out he believes that down to the core and from that flaw in thinking is an outcropping of several bad notions.

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