|12 Feb 2003 @ 02:37|
What if it was possible to create a cognitive virus out of symbol-metaphor
linkages, such that, in any human population capable of interacting with the
symbols in conscious cognition, the 'messenger structure' gained scalar domains
of elaboratory potential?
What if language is precisely such a construct, in all of its manifestations,
including the non-human and asymbolic?
What if asymbolic language is a precursor of symbolic language, or vice versa?
With such questions clearly in mind, if one desired to do the single most heroic
possible thing for the planet, and the human species, what would be an elementally
Decode their languages and give them back the powers over their cognitive sources
And help them to understand: Where all these toys came from. More >