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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Communication and Creation

Seems that the Master Engineer built the desire to communicate in many living things. While critters and even trees have some form of communication, one of the things that sets us apart from other living things in creation is language. Sure, apes can mimic and learn a few things, but they do not have a structured language, whether in the wild or after training by humans. That makes sense because languages did not evolve, despite the campfire stories of Darwinists.

Language was given to us by the Master Engineer.
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We have a desire to share our thoughts, make our needs known, and so forth. It may take verbal forms, but it is done through printed languages (like this), computer languages, and others. Cultures and subcultures develop their own variations on languages that are supposed to be common. The language allegedly spoken in the formerly Great Britain is English, as it is in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and other places. But there are difficulties in conversation because of dialects, slang, and that kind of thing. Even in these here United States, you could commence to conversatin' with a yokel from another area when y'all are in New York, and have some difficulties. 

Communication is often expressed through gestures as well, such as reaching for something or pointing to your mouth if you're hungry. There are many kinds of sign languages incorporating gestures and such that are useful to deaf folks so they can communicate as well. It's mighty handy (and common) for a deaf person to have a communicator present. Although the American version of sign language is popular, it is by no means universal.

A group of deaf children came together in Nicaragua. Although they had their own personal gestures of sorts, there was no standard sign language for them. They developed a language among themselves. This is an example of what the Bible teaches, that Adam and Eve were created as intelligent beings with the capacity for language. This ability has been passed along.
Many experts, unwilling to contemplate the existence of a creator, have sought to explain the development and use of language by naturalistic means. So they tell us that as man evolved he developed a vocal tract of the right shape to produce various speech sounds, and that as his brain became bigger he developed the ability to control and use his vocal tract for communication. Initially, we are told, he used grunts and hoots to express himself, and over a long period he refined these into what we today call spoken language.
The famous 20th century linguist Noam Chomsky (not a creationist) tried to find an explanation for language. He concluded, taking a stand against many of his contemporaries, that human language ability is innate. Today we have more evidence to back up this claim.
To read the entire article, click on "Born to communicate".