Re: Human Language.

Thomas Clarke (
21 Dec 1996 18:53:47 GMT

Paul Crowley <> wrote in article
>> (Thomas Clarke) wrote:
> >In article <59csaa$>
> (Paul Crowley) writes:

>> >I don't buy warfare before language.

>> The chimps of the Gombe engage in "warfare" - or
>> so close that it's hard to describe it otherwise - given
>> the other differences.

I'm sure groups of chimps fight with each other, but war?
Planning ahead for battles, laying up supplies, even send
emissaries to the enemy?
Battles yes. War no.

Tom Clarke