Monday, December 22, 2008

Cuttlefish and language as a uniquely human property

Now, hold on just one second there, xkcd. That you can train cuttlefish to kill physicists, well, I could almost kinda buy that in a cartoon. But that you can teach them to talk about it?*

*Check out the rollover. It may suggest another language connection.

2 comments:

Ollock said...

My thought was: What revolution can the linguists create.

Hmm ... brainstorm:

-- Teach the apes sign language so they can organize into an army?
-- Secretly plant suggestions into people's minds?

Mr. Verb said...

Oh, we can create LOTS of good revolutions.