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Anthropologist: Many people think that if human language evolved, then something like it must be present in those spe...
on November 9, 2017
Can you please explain the correct answer
on November 13, 2017
Hi @JayDee8732, thanks for your post. This is a Main Point question. Let's analyze the stimulus first.
P: Since new traits evolve gradually
P: Something like human language, albeit cruder, must exist in some species from which humans evolved
P: But humans did not evolve from chimpanzees
C: So it simply does not follow that chimpanzees have anything like human language.
Answer choice (B) identifies this main conclusion: that the assumption that something like human language must exist in some species from which humans evolved has no clearcut linguistic implications for chimpanzees.
Hope this helps!
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