Sunday, July 26, 2009

Let Me Point Something Out . . .

Pointing as a way of communicating is unique to humans. But responding to pointing, though absent in chimpanzees, is found in domesticated dogs and domesticated foxes, but not in wild wolves. It seems that domestication makes for detailed, specific communication. In 2004, in my dissertation, I argued that humans domesticated themselves, and that explained many of our features. May be this is more evidence to support that theory.
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