Rhetorical Analysis Of Mark Pagel's How Language Transformed Humanity

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Mark Pagel is an Evolutionary biologist, who was born on June 5th, 1954 in Washington. He went to University of Washington for his PhD in Mathematics. After, he finished his PhD on Mathematics that’s when he started having feeling on talking about a variety of subjects through different shows, such as “how language transformed humanity” and “Origin of the Humans Social Mind. “His interests are evolution and the development of languages”. In the article on “How Language Transformed Humanity “that he written. Pagel use mostly logos as rhetorical appeals effectively to convince the audience on how the use of language has transformed humanity. An example how he pointed how he uses logos on the article is when he uses “Chimpanzees as a fact they …show more content…

He describes language view as the most powerful, using words such as “dangerous” and …show more content…

It allowed us to desire technologies. Early humans develop the concept, by using their language to work together; so “they could build a tower that would take them to Heaven.” Language, also allows the human race to carry out ideas and transform to fit our needs by allowing us to advance our cultures like no one else. Humans have been able to learn and advance though social learning. This is when humans are able to watch others and copying their ideas to advance technologies. Language has allowed the human species to advance unlike any other species as Pagel stated that “chimpanzees are using tools to communicate”. Chimpanzees have the ability to communicate on a level where they can establish and build social relationship among each of them. Over the years there is one question that has been left unanswered. “Why would they use a stick to extract termites from the ground”? Since Pagel stated that “the Chimpanzees were intelligent” I think that if we us human being were that intelligent as the Chimpanzees that were our ancestor years ago , we would have understand more the use of language. It’s not because we are not smart, but we human being only good at repeating and copying others as he mentioned in the 8th

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