More fantastic ignorance
Another piece of ignorance by "scientists". Lots of buzz around a finding
that monkeys have the vocal equipment for language but never developed language because their brains aren't built for it. This is surprising to the "scientists".
Speech therapists, and people who work around various types of disabilities, have known for decades that the output equipment isn't the main variable. The vocal tract has a wide variety of shapes and forms. Parts are often missing or not working right. Even without ANY functioning vocal equipment or articulators, people find ways to communicate. Sign language, morse code, plain old WRITING for fuck's sake.
This is beyond elementary. We communicate with language because our brain requires it. Our particular larynx and mouth parts give us a fairly good tool for representing language as sound. Because it's there, we use it. If the tool had never been there we'd still find a way to communicate complex meanings and emotions. Language is part of our PURPOSE. LIFE IS PURPOSE. Genes make a purpose, and the purpose makes or finds a mechanism to fulfill itself.
A more important question is why "scientists" are so ignorant of science. Why are they constantly shocked when genes cause differences in talent and tendencies? Why are they surprised that dogs have emotions? Why do they constantly seek absurd homeopathic explanations for weather, when the true and obvious explanation is literally under their feet?
In other words, what is the PURPOSE of a scientist? Judging by observations, the PURPOSE of a scientist is to avoid facts at all costs. When a scientist sees that a hypothesis or line of thought might conceivably lead to a fact, the scientist quickly steers the opposite way.
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