Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

MISSING LINK between HUMANS and MONKEYS FOUND
The Register ^ | 04/09/2013 | By Jasper Hamill

Posted on 04/09/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Scientists claim to have identified the missing link between human speech and monkey chatter.

Researchers analysed the distinctive "lip-smacking" sounds made by wild gelada baboons of the Ethopian highlands and found striking similarities to human speech.

Their noises are so human-like that Thore Bergman, an assistant professor with the University of Michigan, thought he heard people talking while he was hanging out with the creatures.

"I would find myself frequently looking over my shoulder to see who was talking to me, but it was just the geladas," he said. "It was unnerving to have primate vocalizations sound so much like human voices."

Male geladas smack their lips to produce a distincive "wobble" in their calls to females. These sounds follow a similar tempo to human speech.

Bergman suggested the research identified a "plausible" explanation of how human speech evolved.

He said: “The ability to produce complex sounds might have come first. Then, when we could do that, we could attach meanings and communicate in more sophisticated ways. Or it could be that, as we needed to communicate more, we developed an ability to produce a greater variety of sounds.”

Other monkeys smack their lips while eating, but geladas are the only species which do so when communicating. It is believed monkeys living in large groups have stronger vocal skills.

“It’s a very complex social system. They have some of the largest groups of any primate,” Bergman said. “These very large group structures may be linked to vocal complexity. There’s some evidence across primate that bigger groups make more sounds.”

The research can be found in the journal Current Biology. According to the study's abstract, the gelada baboons' "independent evolution of a speech-like vocalization involving complex facial movements provides initial support for the hypothesis that lip-smacking was a precursor to the emergence of human speech".


TOPICS: History; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: baboons; epigraphyandlanguage; genetics; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; humans; missinglink; monkeys; paleontology
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-72 next last

1 posted on 04/09/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

MORE HERE:

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1285/20130409/lip-smacking-primates-offer-insight-regarding-origin-human.htm

Lip-Smacking Primates May Offer Insight Regarding The Origin Of Human Speech

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE REST


2 posted on 04/09/2013 10:11:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

This helps me to better understand liberal speech patterns. Thanks for posting this!


3 posted on 04/09/2013 10:12:35 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

4 posted on 04/09/2013 10:12:39 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

HA!


5 posted on 04/09/2013 10:13:17 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
"I would find myself frequently looking over my shoulder to see who was talking to me, but it was just the geladas," he said.

Sounds like the guy needed a vacation.
6 posted on 04/09/2013 10:14:00 AM PDT by nonamer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Parrot tilts head.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 10:15:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
THE MISSING LINK IN HER YOUTH

8 posted on 04/09/2013 10:15:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
The Monkey's Evolution -- The Monkey's Viewpoint

Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree Discussing things as they are said to be.

Said one to the others, "Now listen, you two, There's a rumor around that can't be true "That man descended from our noble race "The very idea is a great disgrace.

"No monkey has ever deserted his wife "Starved her babies and ruined her life "And you've never known a mother monk "To leave her babies with others to bunk

"Or pass from one on to another "Till they scarcely know who is their mother.

"And another thing you'll never see, A monk build a fence round a coconut tree, And let the coconuts go to waste, Forbidding all other monks to taste; Why, if I put a fence around a tree, Starvation will force you to steal from me!

"Here's another thing a monkey won't do "Go out at night and get on a stew. "Or use a gun or club or knife "To take some other monkey's life.

"Yes, man descended, the ornery cuss "But, brother, he didn't descend from us."

~ Gilliam S. Weaver ~


9 posted on 04/09/2013 10:16:34 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

FINALLY, ROCK HARD PROOF OF EVOLUTION: MONKEYS SMACK THEIR LIPS.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 10:18:29 AM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I thought we were related to parrots, because they do a great job of talking like humans. And sometimes make more sense.


11 posted on 04/09/2013 10:19:24 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

People who are desperate to prove something will believe anything.


12 posted on 04/09/2013 10:20:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Bergman suggested the research identified a "plausible" explanation of how human speech evolved.

My children are also adept at producing plausible explanations for the current reality presented to them. Somehow, I expect more of scientific work.

13 posted on 04/09/2013 10:20:42 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #14 Removed by Moderator

To: Vigilanteman

Monkeys throw their feces, fence off their territory with force, and murder their rivals (with clubs), and eat their faces.

Not knocking monkeys for being monkeys, but it rather puts the lie to that little poem, doesn’t it.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 10:25:02 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: I want the USA back

yep


16 posted on 04/09/2013 10:25:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: CharlesWayneCT

I have a Sun Conure. Two years old and says nary a word. However, Wife and I have an extended new varity of clicks, clucks, squawks, whistles and head bobs.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 10:26:50 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Mr. M and I lived one summer with two Amazon parrots. They hated each other. Neither had much in the way of specific words that they knew but each chattered a lot, Arturo spoke Spanish and Far Out (yes, that was her name) spoke English. Maybe that’s why they didn’t get along.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 10:28:02 AM PDT by Mercat (I'm loving this Pope)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vigilanteman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ue7ablZkFE


19 posted on 04/09/2013 10:28:02 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Comment #20 Removed by Moderator

To: Puppage

And you sir, need to banned for posting an affront to anyone not prepared for such a disturbing image.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Vigilanteman

Several large contradictions in that little poem. Monkeys(actually apes)do kill their young and eat them. Chimps regularly kill other monkeys and use them for food. Monkeys sleep around all the time, they don’t mate for life. Who ever wrote this poem needs to do a little more study on them.


22 posted on 04/09/2013 10:34:49 AM PDT by calex59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
 photo Henry_Waxman.jpg

I thought THAT question was settled a long time ago.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SampleMan

My son believes that Conservatves are descended from Golden Retrievers.

We are fiercly loyal to our master, we understand love and happiness and we know how to hunt.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 10:37:29 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Monkey lip smacking. I guess that settles it. :-)


25 posted on 04/09/2013 10:40:53 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Found it.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 10:44:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: meatloaf
And you sir, need to banned for posting an affront to anyone not prepared for such a disturbing image.

I should be ashamed of myself....

27 posted on 04/09/2013 10:51:48 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“I would find myself frequently looking over my shoulder to see who was talking to me, but it was just the geladas,” he said. “It was unnerving to have primate vocalizations sound so much like human voices.”

What did they say? “Hey bub...get outta my tree”? or “thats nacho cheez...its mine.”?


28 posted on 04/09/2013 10:52:46 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fish hawk

Remarkably close to Kenya...? Seems there’s a lot of important history over there we need to discover.


29 posted on 04/09/2013 10:54:38 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: haffast

My God, she’s a salt vampire!


30 posted on 04/09/2013 10:54:53 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Scientists claim to have identified the missing link between human speech and monkey chatter. Researchers analysed the distinctive "lip-smacking" sounds made by wild gelada baboons...

Talking smack PING

31 posted on 04/09/2013 10:55:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

End It In April!


Click The Pic To Donate

Donate

32 posted on 04/09/2013 10:55:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Gee - and I thought the missing link would be a genomic identity that shows the clear progression from primate to human, as opposed to the sound a baboon makes when finishing a slurpee at 7-11.


33 posted on 04/09/2013 10:56:07 AM PDT by MortMan (Disarming the sheep only emboldens the wolves.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fish hawk; Revolting cat!
FINALLY, ROCK HARD PROOF OF EVOLUTION: MONKEYS SMACK THEIR LIPS.

Horses IS PEOPLE!!

< /peanut butter lip smack talk >

34 posted on 04/09/2013 10:57:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

35 posted on 04/09/2013 10:59:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Ok, so let me get this right:

Monkey’s able to smack their lips explains vocal cords in human throats?!?!

Right? These people are grasping at anything and everything! IDIOTS!


36 posted on 04/09/2013 10:59:36 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
>MISSING LINK between HUMANS and MONKEYS FOUND

Piers interviews Hussein.

37 posted on 04/09/2013 11:00:19 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

Good grief! Enough already!!


38 posted on 04/09/2013 11:00:40 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

Comment #39 Removed by Moderator

To: Slings and Arrows

He wanted to become part of the pck but was not accepted, to stupid.


40 posted on 04/09/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise
"lip-smacking"

Uh, oh, we've found the pfabuloush roots of gaiety!

41 posted on 04/09/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: chiefqc

He never got the hang of that whole evolving-a-frontal-cortex thing.


42 posted on 04/09/2013 11:25:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

43 posted on 04/09/2013 11:46:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Well played, Sir. Well played indeed.


44 posted on 04/09/2013 11:49:02 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

My Mom says that her cat says “Mama”. Maybe we’re descended from cats?


45 posted on 04/09/2013 11:57:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o; DJ MacWoW; trisham; onyx; TheOldLady; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; MEG33; ...

Please disregard the naysayers and carry on for God and Country. Thanks.


46 posted on 04/09/2013 1:29:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: don-o; Jim Robinson
Good grief! Enough already!!

Not for nothing, but I do note that you are posting on FreeRepublic, a user funded forum. I also did some research and discovered your name on the 'Monthly Donor' list. Then I see here that you are griping about donation requests (posted on virtually every thread on this forum during the Freepathon.)

I can only assume since you are voicing displeasure at the existence of donation requests on a thread that you didn't even author, that you in your status of 'monthly donor' have sent your check of sufficient size as to bring this Freepathon to a close by the end on THIS day.

Having said my piece, I will go back to lurk mode...

Maybe you would like to explain to Jim Rob how you are volunteering to fund FR without Freepathons...

47 posted on 04/09/2013 1:36:11 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Will do. :-)


48 posted on 04/09/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Languages with clicks.
49 posted on 04/09/2013 1:39:56 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
He said: “The ability to produce complex sounds might have come first. Then, when we could do that, we could attach meanings and communicate in more sophisticated ways. Or it could be that, as we needed to communicate more, we developed an ability to produce a greater variety of sounds.”

Impeccable logic, Mr. Spock; can't go wrong: either all your base are covered, or all your base are belong to us.

50 posted on 04/09/2013 1:40:38 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-72 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson