Friday, May 29, 2009

FOXP2; Now We Have To Put Up With Their Idle Chatter?

Wife: "Did you hear that"?
Me: "It's probably just mice in the kitchen"
Wife: "But that's not a squealing sound I hear"
Me: "Really?"
Wife: "It's like they are...talking"
Me: "You are right - they are talking!"
Wife: "What do you think they are they talking about?"
Me: "They are complaining about the new brand of peanut butter in the pantry"

Scientists haff vays of making ze mice talk.

You can also read a good background analysis of the FOXP2, or the so-called "language gene", and keep that in mind as you read sensational newspaper claims about scientists trying to make mice talk.

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