I think Kolodny unraveled Bovaid’s dilemma.
Kolodny: Apes is they don’t have the communication system coupled to those temporal sequencing structural capabilities.”
Kolodny: That “coupling” is where the hijacking comes in. The technical term is exaptation, a word coined by the late paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould to describe an evolutionary event in which a biological function is repurposed for an alternate use
Our ancestors knew that a stone is a stone is blade. You can’t break the rules, but you can exapt an axe from a stone. If only cave fathers could teach cave children how to feed themselves with words or signs. If only birds could sing the song of fear and joy. If only ….