Can Monkeys Talk?

If we believe that Homo sapiens (a.k.a. people) and monkeys evolved from a common ancestor, then it makes sense to ask: Can monkeys use language like we do? Do they make mere sounds? Or do they use specific sounds to communicate a range of different intended things? Robert Seyfarth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, uses the case of the Vervet Monkeys to answer these questions. You can read more about his work in The New York Times.

via RichardDawkins.net


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