Re: Neanderthals and speech
DuVal F. Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 2 Dec 1994 14:52:54 GMT
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Aliza R. Panitz) writes:
>From: email@example.com (Aliza R. Panitz)
>Subject: Re: Neanderthals and speech
>Date: 29 Nov 1994 13:20:30 -0500
>Organization: Guest of MIT AI and LCS labs
>firstname.lastname@example.org (Todd Sieling) writes:
>>One theory about why Neanderthals died out suggests that they could not
>>achieve as fully developed a language as humans existing at the same time
>In article <email@example.com.OZ.AU>,
>Jacques Guy <firstname.lastname@example.org> responded:
>>Indeed, I have seen this argument time and again. But it amounts to nonsense
>>when you think carefully about it. Firstly, why should have Neanderthals
>>died out from lack of language? Innumerable animal species lack language.
>>Have *they* died out? So this argument does not hold water.
>I believe that all species lacking language that came into direct niche
>competition with species having language have died out.
> - Aliza