Talk:sapiens

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"of, or relating to the species Homo sapiens". How sapiens is a chimpanzee? Equinox 16:16, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

EP has consistently followed and enforced the practice of displaying epithets used in taxonomic names only as Latin. These epithets apparently usually don't have an independent existence in multiple languages, which would be required for a Translingual section. DCDuring TALK 15:12, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
"Sapiens" is used as an invariant English noun meaning Homo sapiens. I don't know whether it ever appears in a context where Homo sapiens hasn't appeared before. If it only appears in such a context, having an entry for it is arguably like having as definitions for "Arthur" "King Arthur", "Chester A Arthur", etc. There are usages after "too", "very", and forms of "become" that are consistent with it being a true adjective. Some, but not all, of the adjective usage seems like mere wordplay. In addition, the usages all seem to suffer from the "Arthur" problem. DCDuring TALK 15:34, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Failed RFV. Equinox 19:29, 13 January 2011 (UTC)