Monday, August 9, 2010

Just because they can't speak, doesn't mean they can't use language

A short video about a reporter's visit to a bonobo that has been trained to use language, including abstract conceptual language and grammar structures. The reason it's on this site is that it further narrows the perceived gap between humans and animals, and I know many religious people would claim that we were the only species designed to use language. Well guess what.... just because they can't speak, doesn't mean they can't use language.  (Interestingly, bonobos are one of the most homosexual/bisexual species on Earth, and one of our closest relatives)

1 comment:

tina FCD said...

This brought a smile to my face. Thanks.