• Question: how do you think, what was the first word that human beings said?

    Asked by dayanakhaidi to Yasamin, Suzanne, Ioannis, Carolyn on 2 Feb 2018.
    • Photo: Suzanne Harvey

      Suzanne Harvey answered on 2 Feb 2018:

      While we’ll never really know, if I had to guess I would go for something like ‘danger!’. A lot of species have alarm calls to warn others of predators, and this has obvious value in terms of survival and ultimately the evolution of communication over time.