[Source:] As other commenters have noted, looking for logic in language is almost always futile. No natural language is logical. But there is a historical logic to language development; even if the existence of a phrase is a historical accident, it's sometimes interesting to see when that "accident" took place, and why.
Are there any famous, reputable linguisticians who have advocated and espoused the quote above, which emphasises the import and importance of 'historical logic to language development'?
I already know that this (bolded noun phrase) differs from the notion for logic in language, which may not exist.