Chimp castration

Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 20:56:52 -0500

In message <> Ania
Lian writes:

> I do not talk about UG (read: ag) :-) as I do not like to trace back
> everything to the unknown that we assume to know, but if UG exsist then
> probably in the form of awareness of relationships. And chimps know a lot
> about relationships, they know whom to castrate when they want supremacy
> over a group, they know what castration does to creatures, they do have a
> grammar of reason, reasoning, relating and understanding relationships.
> Grammar to people who think like me is not a morphological ending, or
> word order. It is an ability to produce solvable and to solve
> "produced" relationships.

Is this true? Do chimps really castrate other chimps to gain supremacy over a

Ronald Kephart
Department of Language & Literature
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL 32224
ph: 904-646-2580