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Originally posted by elaine
Plants live on nutrients found in the earth. Human remains could fertilize the earth therefore makeing "carrot eating human" already possible in this universe.
Linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf posed the theory that language can determine the nature and content of thought. But are there concepts in one culture that people of another culture simply cannot understand because their language has no words for it?
New findings by Dr. Peter Gordon, a bio-behavioral scientist at Columbia University, strongly support a "yes" answer.
What these experiments show, according to Gordon, is how having the right linguistic resources can carve out one's reality. "Whorf says that language divides the world into different categories," Gordon said. "Whether one language chooses to distinguish one thing versus another affects how an individual perceives reality."
Originally posted by really
reply to post by oozyism
Interesting question. You should read "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Heinlein. That's a major theme of the book. Don't want to give it away, unless you want me to.
Originally posted by oozyism
No don't give it away I wouldn't mind reading the book, do you have a link for it? I would really appreciate it.
The Russian reversal is a form of unfunny # joke that you can expect from any sentence starting with the phrase "In Soviet Russia..." These jokes are always a lame reverse of something considered normal and end in "YOU!!". These jokes were made popular when Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane famously couldn't come up with a good enough joke related to 1980s pop culture and had to make a crap reference to crap Soviet refugee comedian Yakov Smirnoff, who is the biggest drawing act in Branson, Missouri.
spoken language, actually destroys reality, or truth. The only truth or reality is Experience.