The Biological Basis of Language: Science and Creationism Interface

Mary K. Lonyangapuo


Many studies on language origin are based on various approaches; most of which are independently analyzed. This paper seeks to analyze how science and creationism interact in giving answers to the biological basis of language, its development and use. The paper hypothesizes that science and creationism complement each other in providing answers to questions that relate to human language. Secondary data were primarily used in the analyses. This paper is guided by four theories; the innateness/ nativism theory, the cognitive theory, the interactionist theory and the creationism theory. Findings show that there is no contradiction between science and creationism in explaining the biological basis of language, its development and use; the two interact and complement each other.


Biological basis of language, creationism, interface, science

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