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November 2009[edit]

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November 2011[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Talk:Origins of society, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. The reverted edit can be found here. — Joseph Fox 15:37, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Please, Learn to use Sandbox.[edit]

I don't want to be strict or anything, you can do almost whatever you want in Wikipedia, but please use Wikipedia:sandbox. With sandbox, you can edit, review, edit and review many, many times. So, after you think that your edit is perfect enough, you can copy and paste it back to the original article, which result only one save in original article.

This is just suggestion, not some coercion. As one of en:Origin of language translator, I'm kinda troubled following your work with so many edits. -- Rv77ax (talk) 12:41, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Digital Infinity[edit]

I've reverted your re-write of Digital Infinity, and moved your content over to Digital infinity, because:

  • we shouldn't completely re-write an article without gaining consensus on its talk page first
  • all existing article links are for the company
  • the linguistics term should use lowercase per WP:CAPS.

Thanks, Filing Flunky (talk) 14:30, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Origin of Language[edit]

Hi, you are doing really good work at Origin of Language, this article has needed some quality expansions for a long time. There are some issues with style however, probably because you are not fully accustomed to the style used here. I would reccommend that you look at our manual of style, or you could look at some of our Featured Articles to see some of the formal style issues that we prefer wikipedia articles to conform to. It has to do both with the tone in the writing, which should be as matter of factual as possible and avoid editorializing, and with the formal requirements of articles regarding layout and sourcing. You are doing really good work, and I don't want this to discourage you from continuing, I just to point out some guidelines that you should be aware of because probably other editors will seek to make the article conform to them at some point. ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 18:00, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

A colleague, why you deleted this part?? But, you are also collected here all possible hypotheses (even ridiculous)?! Bunturk (talk) 06:19, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

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your edit to Igbo people[edit]

I see you added a book. I could not understand the significance of this book with respect to the particular article. If it is Igbo related please say so explicitly and re-add it, ideally with a citation that explains the significance. If it is a book about sex and gender matter sin Africa in general it has no place within this article, I'm afraid. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 16:48, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Menstrual Synchrony[edit]

Hi Altg20April2nd,

Figure 3. Two women dancing. Rock engraving from the Upper Yule River, Pilbara, Western Australia.[1]

What would you think about putting this image up in the top right corner of the article? Change the legend a bit to indicate that it is a representation of the myth of menstrual synchrony to lunar cycles in tribal mythology. I think it could capture the essence of this topic (i.e., menstrual synchrony does not exist, but it has long played a role in culture). Cheers.--I am One of Many (talk) 18:21, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Follow WP:MEDRS at the Menstrual cycle‎ article and at other articles dealing with medical topics[edit]

Hello, Altg20April2nd. I pointed out here and here why you should not be adding medical information based on such old sources. You are using sources as old as 1937, when pubertal timing (including menarche), for example, generally isn't even the same as it was that long ago. You should read WP:MEDRS and follow it. Using such old sources for historical information and theories, such as what is included at some parts of the Menstrual synchrony article, is fine. But not when it comes to asserting what the average menstrual length is in human females these days. Because you have not listened to, or rather have not heeded, my concerns about this, I am about to ask members of WP:MED to review your edits to the Menstrual cycle‎ article and to review any problematic additions to the Menstrual synchrony article. Flyer22 (talk) 21:02, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Flyer22, "old" sources are fine, especially for menstrual-cycle lengths. The only systematic studies are fairly old.--I am One of Many (talk) 21:32, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Note: Altg20April2nd, comments/replies have been taking place at the WP:MED talk page and are now going on at the article talk page. Flyer22 (talk) 22:45, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Flyer22: The idea that the human menstrual cycle is 28 days seems to be little more that a popular convention or myth, based on convenience in fitting to the modern western notion of a four-week calendrical month. The four-week month is artificial and has nothing to do with human evolution, being a recent calendrical invention. I know of no scientific statistical study or survey which has come up with the figure of 28 days for the human female menstrual cycle. Every study has come up with somewhere between 29.2 and 29.5 days. In younger women, during their most fertile years, the length tends to be closer to 29.5, while in later years it typically becomes shorter and shorter. It is mainly owing to the inclusion of short cycles (e.g. 27 days) in later years that studies often produce an average of somewhat less than 29.5 days. Many biologists would consider that what matters most in terms of human evolution and human nature is the length of the cycle during the most fertile years of life. This turns out to parallel quite closely the length of the synodic lunar cycle - 29.5 days. As for the idea of not using careful studies conducted a few decades ago, why not? As long as more recent studies are included as well, that's surely OK. I would query the idea that in recent years, the length of the human menstrual cycle has changed. I would be interested to know where this strange idea has come from? I know of no scientific study which would even concede that such a thing is possible. Individual cycle lengths are of course variable. Age at menarche is also culturally variable, being influenced by such factors as exposure to artificial light. But for the entire human species to change from one average cycle length to a shorter one within the course of a few decades would be genetically inexplicable, wouldn't it?Altg20April2nd (talk) 14:48, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

I replied on the article talk page. Best to keep discussion in one spot. Flyer22 (talk) 00:52, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Just another word about sources. Please make sure the references are independent. A theory isn't shown to be notable by references to the writings of the person who originated the theory.Deb (talk) 13:41, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Corballis[edit]

hey April, we just started a article about Michael Corballis. Maybe be you like to contribute! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Janus von Abaton (talkcontribs) 16:30, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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Do you have a connection to Chris Knight (anthropologist)? Toddst1 (talk) 20:37, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Knight, C. 1995. Blood relations: Menstruation and the origins of culture. London & New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 446. Re-drawn after Wright, B. J. 1968. Rock Art of the Pilbara Region, North-west Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, fig. 105.