Re: Talking apes

Terry M. Gray (
Wed, 8 May 1996 10:01:19 -0400

Since I am not much of an expert in primate taxonomy, I'll mostly stay out
of this discussion, but I would like to pose the following questions?

Are human beings "talking" primates?

Are human beings "talking" mammals?

Are human beings "talking" animals?

Are these classifications "arbitrary" and subjective or is there some real
biological aspect that is being recognized by this classification (either
of an evolutionary flavor or of some archetypical flavor).


Terry M. Gray, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Calvin College 3201 Burton SE Grand Rapids, MI 40546
Office: (616) 957-7187 FAX: (616) 957-6501

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