Login

Join for Free!
117036 members


speculation about the evolution of Talking and Listening

Discussion of everything related to the Theory of Evolution.

Moderator: BioTeam

speculation about the evolution of Talking and Listening

Postby wildfunguy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:58 pm

It occured to me that the fundamental need to discuss topics of interest has obvious benefits for human fitness. But can evolution explain why so many humans talk more than they listen? Wouldn't the listener be at an advantage because they would learn more? Is the prevalance of talking over listening just the result of a certain environment?
User avatar
wildfunguy
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 96
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:28 am

Postby Rap » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:57 pm

Talking/Listening can be a dominance/submission issue. Dominants tend to be more fit. (See Lord of the Flies and the story of the conch shell)
Rap
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:57 pm

Postby Rap » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:32 am

Also, there is the "squeaky wheel gets the grease" effect. "Greased wheels" are more fit.
Rap
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:57 pm



Return to Evolution

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron