Archived Blog Post: July 6, 2002

Some Language Experts Think Humans Spoke First With Gestures - "The French philosopher Abbé Étienne de Condillac, whom Mr. Corballis credits with being the first gestural theorist, took a more strategic tack: when he presented his theory in 1746, he delivered it in the form of a fable so as not to arouse the ire of the Catholic Church."

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