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18 September 2004 

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Q: Evolutionists claim that they have taught ‘language’ to a chimp. Can they really be taught to communicate, though, as we do?

Quotable quote:

‘Biologists would dearly like to know how modern apes, modern humans and the various ancestral hominids have evolved from a common ancestor. Unfortunately, the fossil record is somewhat incomplete as far as the hominids are concerned, and it is all but blank for the apes. The best we can hope for is that more fossils will be found over the next few years which will fill the present gaps in the evidence.' The author goes on to say: 'David Pilbeam [a well-known expert in human evolution] comments wryly, "If you brought in a smart scientist from another discipline and showed him the meagre evidence we've got he'd surely say, 'forget it: there isn't enough to go on’.”’

– Richard E. Leakey, The Making of Mankind, Michael Joseph Limited, London, 1981, p. 43.

A: After years of experiments in training chimps, no one yet has ever demonstrated that chimps have true grammatical ability—much to the frustration of evolutionists.

On the other hand, it’s been shown that human babies instinctively grasp the structure of any language. This confirms that humans, but not animals, were created to speak.

A fascinating example of this ‘inborn’ language ability comes from Nicaragua, in Central America. About 500 deaf children were placed in communities.

According to Discover magazine, these deaf children began to ‘talk’ to teach other with a full sign language that emerged from nowhere! This language had the elements of grammar, a full vocabulary, and everything you’d expect in a language!

This is exactly what creationists would expect. God created the first man, Adam, programmed with a complex language—the ability to communicate with God and man. All humans have inherited this ability from Adam. We’re all wired up for it! Evolutionists can’t explain this.

Chimps will never be able to learn a language as human beings can—they weren’t created for it!

Recommended resources:

Did Eve Really Have an Extra Rib?
Lucy, She's No Lady! (DVD)
>Did Adam Have a Belly Button?
The Puzzle of Ancient Man
The Wonder of Man
The Wonder of Man
The Answers Book
The Answers Book

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