Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Babies and Bonobos

Anyone who's handled a human baby knows that they make the same dang noise regardless of what they want and you have to work it out from context.

Adult humans, of course, have this beautiful and complex means of communication we call "language."

Turns out bonobos...do the same thing babies do. They make peeping sounds that can mean a number of things depending on context.

Is this, then, the earliest evolution of true language?