All Blog Posts Tagged 'language' (4)

The Problem of Language

As humans, we are drawn together and then we notice we must be apart.

Language bridges the ideas stuck inside two minds. Communication is the difference between a human and society. We must have communication to have what we have. We must never forget the flaws inherent in attempting to communicate with another mind.

We feel communication is fairly simple as we do it on a near constant basis, everyday for multiple hours. It is easy and comes naturally. Remember that time you…

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Added by Andrew Brown on February 12, 2017 at 10:55am — 6 Comments

Prepositions

It recently dawned on me that although the English language has around 1,000,000 words, only about 150 - 170 of those words are categorized as prepositions. To wit:

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Added by Andy Hoke on June 4, 2014 at 4:30am — 28 Comments

A weak argument for Atheism

from Martin S Pribble

"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Delos Banning McKown

This quote has been appearing on Twitter from numerous accounts with the hashtags "#atheism #air" appended to the ending. This does one thing, and it's not in favour of the intended or original meaning or context of the quote. What it illustrates is that atheists… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 6:03pm — 6 Comments

Evo-Psych: Scientifically Appreciating the Significance of Human Art & Creativity

My ideas about this have been coalescing for years, but especially while watching a round table with Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, neurologist Oliver Sacks, art curator Ann Tempkin, and artists Richard Serra… Continue

Added by Pope Beanie on November 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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