Re: Origin and function of language

MSCob (
2 Jul 1996 23:05:08 -0400

Tom Schmal wrote:

Even if you were on a desert island, without the need for social skills or
communication, language would help you. without language thought would be
enormously difficult. I would say language is a tool for thinking more
than anything.

I'm an extremely verbal thinker, but even I do some important thinking
without words -- imagining things that might happen in different scenarios
visually or even emotionally. Don't a lot of scientists do important
thinking in pictures?