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Evolution doesn't explain language ability (Talk.Origins)

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This article (Evolution doesn't explain language ability (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.


Claim CB402:

Evolution does not explain the evolution of language ability.

Source:

CreationWiki response:

Talk Origins’ response ignores several factors of language:

  1. The meaning of words is arbitrary; words need to originate from one individual and then be taught to a group before they can be useful.
  2. Language has syntax and grammatical structures that differ from language to language.
  3. Information theory and experience show that random changes in language will hamper communication. For example, slang is often unintelligible outside the group that uses it.
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