Sunday, March 25, 2012

If I could walk and talk and squeak and squawk with the animals...

A while ago I posted some thoughts about communication and language in animals and the work of various researchers in this field (particularly the case of Koko the Gorilla). Here is a BBC article which discusses other examples, particularly efforts to "talk" with dolphins.

It seems to me that, while it is perfectly possible for humans to communicate with animals, their ability to use language (the animals, not the researchers) is far from being proven and (as it says in the article below), we are still a far cry from the world of Dr. Dolittle.

Will We Ever Talk to the Animals

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