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Comment 18 by William T. Dawkins :

Was Nim the chimpsky who was named as a word play on Noam Chomsky?William

Yes. Nim Chimpsky was a play on the name Noam Chomsky. In addition to being a political dissident and critic against the "new atheist" movement, Chomsky is considered one of the founders of modern linguistics. His theory of generative grammar states that human children have the innate ability to acquire lanuage.

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