Empirical Kanzi: The Ape Language Controversy Revisited

Savage-Rumbaugh, Sue; Rumbaugh, Duane; Fields, William M.
March 2009
Skeptic;2009, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p25
The article discusses the implication of the discovery that chimpanzee Washoe was able to exhibit simple linguistic utterances. It refers to the importance of ape language research, saying that innovative reports will recognize significant scrutiny, profound debate, and modified critique. It comments that, if apes have the capability to develop language, human beings must radically revise their views on how they have achieved advanced lifestyles.


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