Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Robert C. Berwick – Why Only Us: The Origin of Human Language” (CLICK HERE for it)
Robert C. Berwick, Professor of Computational Linguistics and Computer Science and Engineering, jointly with Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), discusses the rapid and mysterious appearance of language and rationality in Homo Sapiens, and only in Homo Sapiens. Berwick also contrasts the language of human beings with the communications of animals. Berwick notes that, while some animals can be quite smart, research shows that there is a large and clear distinction between animals and humans, even in those cases where animals have been taught human sign language. (CLICK HERE to continue).
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