Re: Introductory Linguistics Assignment
- On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 7:31 PM, Vincent Pistelli <pva003@...> wrote:
> If the male traang have no eyes, how do they know what image to show toGod, and if one of my students asks those questions tomorrow morning, I
> the females? Also, how would they have developed any sort of science or
> mathematics with this system. Seeing as the females would be the only ones
> able to receive information, how would they be able to pass on information
> to other females? Do they have a writing system of sorts? Is it based on
> the visual language? If there is only visual and no symbolic communication,
> it hardly seems that they would be able to communicate abstract ideas,
> especially with other intelligent life.
will be a very happy man for the rest of the week.
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- --- On Wed, 1/16/13, Garth Wallace <gwalla@...> wrote:
> > A similar method ("acoustic recall") is mentioned in one of theAh, you should try Dr. Gallinus's patented dishomogeniser! Throw some ice
> > dialogs in Douglas R. Hofstadter's _Gödel, Escher, Bach_, but
> > in this world at least, it would be utterly monkeywrenched by
> > Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, if I understand those matters
> > correctly.
> I don't think you even need to resort to quantum mechanics. The second
> law of thermodynamics ought to take care of it nicely. As Tom Stoppard
> put it, you cannot stir things apart.
cream in the hopper and get cream, salt and ice out of the little chutes
at the bottom! Throw in a diamond and get a bit of charcoal, a puff of
hot air and a pressure wave from the chutes. Don't even ask about throwing
the cat in the hopper...
Simple to operate too: just set the knob for "greater" or "lesser"
dishomogeneity and you'll end up with larger or more refined beginning