Evolutionism is in really desperate straits. The longer it hangs around, the more preposterous its claims and portents. Now, it is asserted, if you go study baboon grunts you can see primitive human speech patterns. Well, it had to be said: the religion of evolutionism demands it so.
This ground breaking discovery was reviewed in an AP article.
PARIS (AP) — Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of human language could reach back as much as 25 million years. The barks, yacks and wa-hoos of the Guinea baboons reveal distinct human-like vowel sounds, according to the study published Wednesday in the journal Plos One by scientists from six universities in France and Alabama.Who would thought that barks, yacks, and wa-hoos contain human-like vowel sounds.
It also seems to us that it is likely the bell-bird's song is clearly related to an operatic aria. And as for crickets chirping, that sound foreshadows and portends wolf whistles when an attractive lady walks down the street. At least, it used to, until such things were banned by PC police protesting sexism. [Which, we thought, was pretty racist in its denigration of crickets--what with crickets being on our tree-of-being] And the roar of the lion roughly corresponds to the crowds lifting tide of vocal power when the All Blacks score in the corner.
So, yes, science now "proves" evolutionism yet again. Not really. We jest. The precursors to human speech must needs be found in the One, that is, the one precursor to mankind--our common ancestor, although why this should be a requirement of the evolutionary system is not immediately clear.
This high brow study of baboon grunts is pretty exciting.
The authors say the findings "reveal a loose parallel between human vowels" and baboon vocalizations produced in such communications as sounding alarm or calling to copulate. A similar study on monkeys published last year also identified five vowels suggesting a link to the origins of human language.Some really sophisticated researchers are rushing to corroborate the research from their own efforts.
Professor Scott Moisik of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands, who was not involved in the new study, said its findings fit with other research — and his own experience listening to primates in zoos and online animal videos.Yes, Prof Scott is truly led to believe. Hearing "oh long Johnson" on YouTube is pretty compelling.
"When I hear a cat on YouTube produce a vocalization that very much sounds like 'oh long Johnson,' or the 'no no no' cat, or a dog that gets pretty-darned close in imitating 'I love you' ... I am led to believe that, to use the words of Boe and company, 'speech precursors' (however rudimentary or limited) go back further than 25 million years ago," he said in an email to The Associated Press.
Behold the desperate straw-clutching of the evolutionists. One is reminded of a certain naked emperor before an adulating crowd. Except even the crowd is bored these days.