Re: Culture & symbols

Jesse S. Cook III (jcook@AWOD.COM)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 11:19:54 -0400

On 30 July 1996, Ronald Kephart wrote:

>Indeed, I'm working with a colleague on a post that will argue that modern
>foraging and tribal peoples are MORE culturally "evolved" than people living in
>so-called "civilized" societies; it'll have to wait a few days, though, till I
>finish this course I'm teaching.

That sounds interesting. Any idea when we can expect it?

>And, living amoebas are modern amoebas, not primitive armadillos.

I'm sorry. What do amoebas have to do with armadillos?

>Briefly, is Language the root and source of "consciousness," "intellect,"
>"thinking," etc., or is it as you suggest one component of a larger process?
>Can you really "think" without language? Or are you really "thinking" with
>language even when you "think" you aren't?

Very good questions. I, for one, would be very interested in your answers.
Do you intend attempting answers any time soon?

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