Conversation as the missing link

The OriginOfLanguage is controversial but AnimalCommunication is not.

Conversation is the MissingLink .

Birds twitter but don’t converse.

Turn-taking is what distinguishes the two, but taking turns is not animals’ strong point.

ResponseSeeking is foundational to TurnTaking.

If language didn’t exist, you would have invented it. Voltaire’s argument for believing in God.