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Originally posted by SolarE-Souljah
Very cool thread and very true.
Definitely reminds me of They Live.
1. The most basic of definitions for the idea of a symbol, or symbolisms is denoting something as
expressing or communicating a message, idea, or entity. In the form of a drawing, or carving, there are many ways to depict a symbol as to bringing different levels and strengths of expression.
Besides the ability of recording vocal communications, as well as being present for a discussion, information needed to be communicated has little to no avenues as to means of effectively passing such information along other than through symbolic references. Even the characters of a given alphabet carry meaning, pictograms especially for they are symbolic of image used in describing a word in the earliest forms of writing.
iii. Petroglyph (2)
1. Petroglyphs are composed of both logogram images, and pictograms that are carved or engraved into rock using various methods. These are to be considered the second form of communication through symbolic references. Unlike that of phonograms, which communicate sounds and require an understanding of a particular spoken language, Logograms are less demanding in regards to limited requirements necessary for comprehending the information. Generally the images found in Petroglyphs are to resemble a physical object that then gives meaning, although this is only partially the case, for the meanings and definitions to be drawn are of one word. A single image is not to carry the weight of an entire definition, but to represent a single word.
2. Often the information carried in this style of communication act as historical accounts for they often contain denoting of regions, distances, and astronomical time markers. Just as is the case with the history and dating of Cave Paintings, there is date known as to the origins of this practice. Claims ranging from 25,000 up to 40,000 year old carvings have
been found. The means of providing an accurate time period through various scientific dating methods fall short for the only material to be tested is the rock itself. Dependent on many factors, the preservation or deterioration of these carvings can be difficult to model. The methods in which the carvings were made does however shed some light as to the date a given Petroglyph originated.
1. The introduction of symbols being used to communicate complex ideas, concepts(birthing conceptual metaphors). More than just a resemblance of form, these images carried with them the characteristics. This brought with it descriptive communication and further developing of abstract thought... all of which helped further the push towards further understanding reality as we know it for we now had references to compare and contrast interactions and influences of all the possible relationships perceivable and increasingly imaginable.
2. There are multiple Ideograms found all around the world, throughout various cultures that share the same or similar attributes and meanings behind symbols. A majority of which are observed features that is not necessarily dependent on region. These being bodies in the cosmos or the heavens, animals such as snakes and birds, as well as plants such as flowers and trees, much of which were associated with time and applied to actual individuals or archetypes.
1. The next step in the evolution of communication and means of conveying information belongs to the development of Pictograms. Closely connected to the characteristics of Petroglyphs, Pictograms communicate times, regions, distances, and events. The difference is found upon the
reading of Pictograms for they seemingly convey a 'story'. Unlike that of Petroglyphs, that provide a 'snap shot' of sorts in portraying an event. In many cases, these images will contain time markers as to provide a chronological order, rather than a symbol that represents the period of time that the entire event took place.
2. The accuracy in dating the first use of Pictograms follows suit with the previous forms of communication, as to the difficulties. Although this is not always the case because of the denoting of time and progression of stories that present a chronological order. Used by cultures from all around the world, the common consensus is that Pictograms emerged some time around 9,000 years ago. Due to the effectiveness in conveying greater detail in regards to concepts and various relationships, especially those of time and chronological order, the use of this form of communication gained popularity during the 6th millennium BC.
3. This approach to communication is the very basis for the development of cuneiform, hieroglyphs, and writing systems that are logographic. The Sumerian approach in taking this even one step further, was not only to develop a cuneiform written language
vii. Cave Paintings(1)
1. Mans use of symbols as a means of communicating dates back to around 30,000 years ago. Examples of this can be found in cave paintings... tbc
25. Behavioral Psychology - Technology - World Events - Social Psychology
a. How Thinking About Death Can Lead to a Good Life
b. The Bright Side of Death: Awareness of Mortality Can Result in Positive Behaviors
c. Mutltitasking Hurts Performance but Makes You Feel Better
e. Relational frame theory
f. Verbal Behavior
g. Behavioral Psychology Basics: Understanding Behavioral Psychology in 10 Easy Steps
h. Introduction to Classical Conditioning
l. Even Positive Stereotypes Can Hinder Performance, Researchers Report
m. Dopamine Impacts Your Willingness to Work
n. How Social Interaction and Teamwork Led to Human Intelligence
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a. Evolution of Consciousness
i. The History of Communication (Time Line)
ii. Evolution of Communication and Language Using Signals, Symbols, and Words
iv. Modeling the evolution of communication: From stimulus associations to grounded symbolic associations
v. The Evolution of Communication: Information and Manipulation R. Haven Wiley
vi. History of communication
Originally posted by VoidHawk
If you need a test subject for your book Here I am!!
I find written/spoken language very difficult, I have a miniscule vocabulary that refuses to grow. Put a new word in and one falls out the other end.
I'm fully capable of realising how POWERFULL langauge is, I envy people such as you yourself, but my brain behaves like its only got about 2k of ram for the use of langauge. Strangely I love programing, find it quite easy, love electronics and mechanics so I know I'm not retarded.
Messagefromthestars. Thanks for all those links. I'll read them as soon as.