(G) Why monsters should be able to sing in Evolve


According to the quotes by Griffin on another thread:

Griff and bucket has a discussion and theorizes about how they think maybe the monsters know what the colonists know because they eat them and gain their knowledge or something, but again, that’s just a theory Bucket has. Griff pretty much responds with “Now that you mention it though…” or something, but that’s all I’ve heard.

Therefore, it is now known that the monsters are able to assimilate and also demonstrate the intellectual capacity to comprehend the information and knowledge of the colonists in one way or another.

A high intelligence requires a large frontal lobe, in order to understand the verbal and semantic information of the colonists’ words, language and speech.

What does this mean?

Above: It means that monsters have a powerfully developed frontal lobe, that is possibly as powerful, if not more, than humans.

What does a large frontal lobe entail?

Above: The Broca’s area is a part of the frontal lobe, that is responsible for speech and verbal comprehension. The motor cortex for speech production is also in the frontal lobe, responsible for speech articulation. Wernicke’s area is likewise important for speech reproduction, and is abnormally developed in the brains of male parrots and songbirds, as seen below:


What does this all mean?

This means that monsters have all the semantic and speech production capabilities that enable them to understand and reproduce human speech, and to also articulate them. Which means, that they have every faculty, on par with humans, parrots, songbirds and hummingbirds, to be able to reproduce music vocally.

What does that mean then?

Simple. Monsters should be able to sing, just like human beings.

Just a disclaimer, when I said “why monsters should be able to sing” in the thread title, I meant that they have the capacity to sing; they “can” sing, but I am not saying that they normatively “ought to” be able to sing.


Why do I keep taking these seriously for so long


I think, in order to sing, you need more than a brain. You need highly developed vocal cords also. Now, sing like a bird or a coyote I can see. But just because they are smart enough to sing, doesn’t mean they are equipped to do so.

informative post however.



Those eyebrows are quite creepy…I see the next sentence that comes out of his mouth is:
Wanna get in my van?


You know you love him.


You know, I was sorely disappointed in that show when it came back last year or 2 years ago, I cannot remember.


Not just the show.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is just a badass.


yes, it was not his fault the show let me down. He was the shining spot of it.


I find that really funny every time you post that. For some weird reason I think that’s you. Wait? Is it you? I’m kidding.


I’m extremely white, I don’t like the sun. ^.^
Not me.


Guys… stay on topic…


I have to always stop mid sentence and realize, wait… Who posted this…
Galactoid yup… Down to comments I go ^.^


You don’t like sun? Well, we need @galactic to explain the negative sides on not getting sun. Maybe that will convince you otherwise.


@Galactoid Your threads are a trip dude. Thanks!


The inherent flaw in your theory is that it requires the monsters to have the same brain structure as a human. Which would be completely ridiculous.


someone just pin these threads


The inherent flaw in you logic being that this is a Galactoid thread, mate. If you take it seriously you’ll get brain hemorrhaging. :wink:

We need to make this guy the king of the internet. @Galactoid You DESERVE to be the king of the internet.


Many animals sing. Not with words like humans, but dolphins and whales for example sing. So no, they would not need the same brain structure as humans to sing like another animal.


I am not arguing that they cannot sing. But OPs argument is centered around the concept that the monsters’ brains are structured like a humans.

In fact, I recall reading that the areas of the brain that we use to sing are not in fact the same ones used for language comprehension.