Why can't animals talk?

Why can't animals talk?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Elephants, crows, orcas and most whales can and do talk a lot

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why can't animals talk?
    They can, you just don't know how to understand them.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The real answer is that humans evolved language proccessing in the brain, so if you dont have those language processing regions, you can't use language. Other animals don't have the right hardware. Even people who have brain damage in those areas often can't appreciate or generate language.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some clever animals ie: dogs can process basic language syntax included but not generate it. Dogs have an area of the brain analogous to the one we use to understand words, but not the complimentary word generator and complex connections.
      Even smarter animals ie: african greys can both process and generate basic statements. And we dont know why.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is there a photo of a microcephalic child as the thread image?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP thinks animals lack a PFC like the child, and that’s the reason for the absence of language, because of an absence of higher reasoning.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, but he's wrong. Children with microcephaly aren't animals. I have the disorder and made it to 33.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What are you doing in the computer tard.
          Go eat a fruit or something

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's not a nice word you know?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No abstraction, incapable of using symbols.
    Their communication is material, direct, literal. Intelligent animals can get close to using symbols: using cause and effect, with buttons for example. They learn that pressing a button (cause) gives them cuddles (effect) from humans. But that's pretty far away from using symbols, like us.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    They do talk havent you seen dr doolittle?

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's a very specific adaptation, it's like asking why don't humans change color to blend in with the environment

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    They can.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Africa

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cats can talk, they just choose not to.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    great argument for eugenics right there. disgusting. that thing is not even human even if it vaguely looks like it, it has no functioning cerebrum. it is incapable of any higher thought and is only alive because it's cerebellum is "functional" enough to keep it breathing. it's like keeping a braindead person on life support so you can dress them up and make tiktok videos with them.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      that image is photoshopped

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Actually, that is a picture of me as a child.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Is it? I assumed it was just severe microcephaly. Either way, abominations like this do exist in reality.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          That looks more like anencephaly to me, and they rarely survive beyond several days if they're born alive so yeah it's photoshopped

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Many survived into adulthood actually and were used in freak shows

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              no, read the post again. microcephalia (small brain) isn‘t lethal while anencephalia (severe lack of brain) almost always is.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            homie lookin like a goomba

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Could be.

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        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I understand abortion might be a difficult decision but Jesus frick just try again and hope the next one isn't FUBAR instead of bringing this poor thing into the world to live a short painful life.
          >parents pocketed most of the charity money and ended up divorcing
          Kek.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            It never said that in the video

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              One of the comments did so I did some digging: https://steemit.com/life/@sarah.riedel/jaxon-strong-exposing-the-reality

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Holy shit, it's true

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not for abortion, but I've been aware of this video for forever, and can't help but feel sorry for this kid, and realize that maybe he's just better off not being.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think everyone everywhere has felt that way about someone or something at some point in their life

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why would they need to? Loud grunts and noises/high pitch screeching is enough
      Also who said they can’t

      They can.
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Africa

      Good and true posts

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        imagine we someday find orangutans genuinely do know how to talk

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    honestly the thought of trying to teach an animal any language seems like a nightmare

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.youtube.com/@NativLang/videos
      check out this guy's last 3 videos

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Orangutans are capable of speech, they just don't want to talk to us

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Who can blame em?

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    they're dumb and also don't have a mouth and throat like ours that would allow it

    if you notice animals that aren't dumb and have a mouth and throat that do allow it do talk, like parrots.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Parrots don't talk, they mimic. They don't understand the complexities of language, they just know how to mimic noises and humans condition them with treats to make a certain noise when you put a certain object near them. Or they associate sounds like cursing with being upset and use them accordingly, birds have no capacity for language or independent speech in general.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're wrong, but that's alright. It's still rather nascent.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >they associate sounds like cursing with being upset and use them accordingly
        is this not what we do?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          they cant use semantics to express their thoughts in an unique and organized way, thats the meaning of language

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            i'm not usually trying to use semantics to express my thoughts in a unique way when i start repeating "shit" over and over when i spill my food

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            are we not just copying phrases we learned growing up? I see what you're getting at, and clearly humans are a lot better at it than other animals. But, when it boils down to it, I think we're the same, and they're doing the same thing in their own way

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yuo are a retqrd....

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Are you having language difficulties too? Start by copying the people around you

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        moron. Plenty of parrots have been observed using words in the appropriate context

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      they r not dumb
      U r dumb

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