Re(2): Paper on chimp culture

Ilfryn PRICE (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:54:38 +0100

Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:54:38 +0100
Subject: Re(2): Paper on chimp culture
From: (Ilfryn PRICE)

Mario points out
>But far less efficient than human infants, especially for spoken language. Because
>they lack our anatomical speaking capacities and probably are far less efficient
>in picking up syntactical meanings of all the different intonations we use.

And if you read Elaine Morgan's aquatic ape hypothesis there is a powerful argument that those anatomical capabilities
originally evolved for easier holding of breath under water or gulping of air on surfacing. The whole of culture then becomes
an exaption.


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