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Angela
11-12-16, 23:09
See:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/science/monkeys-speech.html

The bottom line is that they have the physiology, so they could physically produce speech, but they don't have the brain wiring.

LeBrok
11-12-16, 23:57
See:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/science/monkeys-speech.html

The bottom line is that they have the physiology, so they could physically produce speech, but they don't have the brain wiring.
We can fix it with "designer" monkey genome. ;)

Joey D
12-12-16, 00:17
Why can't monkeys talk?

A contributing reason might be the lack of universal education.

Angela
12-12-16, 00:33
I wanted to write something about Planet of the Apes, but thought better of it considering how often I reference movies. It's very light-minded of me. :)

Joey D
12-12-16, 01:09
You can never have too many references to movies, especially all time classics like the Planet of the Apes!

Twilight
12-12-16, 02:43
I wanted to write something about Planet of the Apes, but thought better of it considering how often I reference movies. It's very light-minded of me. :)

Technically us Humans are in the ape family so we are kind of living in a "planet of the apes". Although if you are going to teach Chimps and Gorillas English, your best bet is genetic tweaking and sending them to school as infants.

Joey D
12-12-16, 02:59
Some time in the future: a chimp and gorilla are sitting at the back of the class playing up, they've just written on the wall: I hate skool.

I don't blame them, kids have been teasing them all day long.

Goga
12-12-16, 03:10
True Mowgli or was it Tarzan? Oh yeah, Mowgli was raised by the wolves like Remus & Romulus


Boy Raised by Apes Discovered in Malaysia

http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/wildkid.png

http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/boy-raised-by-apes-discovered-in-malaysia/


Monkey Boy Rescued

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/raised-wild/videos/monkey-boy-rescued/


Monkey Boy sent to School

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/raised-wild/videos/monkey-boy-sent-to-school/


Bello, the Nigerian Chimp Boy

http://www.smashinglists.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Bello.jpg

http://www.smashinglists.com/10-feral-human-children-raised-by-animals/


John Ssebunya, the Ugandan Monkey Boy

http://www.smashinglists.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/John-Ssebunya-600x447.jpg

http://www.smashinglists.com/10-feral-human-children-raised-by-animals/2/

Twilight
12-12-16, 06:43
Some time in the future: a chimp and gorilla are sitting at the back of the class playing up, they've just written on the wall: I hate skool.

I don't blame them, kids have been teasing them all day long.

A lot of human children don't really like school. But good point, a chimp in school would be a little new and strange at first. But perhaps overtime we could get a hint or a clue of how early humans communicated before spoken language.