I have just started taking sociology in school lately and have just started learning about the different theoretical persectives that a sociologist might have. When we came along the persepctive known as Symbolic Interactionism my prof. noted that without symbols in our society we, as a human race, would not be able to survive. She based this on the fact that almost everything around us are symbols. I found that language being one of these symbols would probably hurt the human race the most if we didn't have it. Now my question is this: Is there any animals that would be able to survive without some kind of communication within their species?