Info Archive

[ Donate :    Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund    Save The Rhino

<Prev Next>
Subject: Re: The influence of language on thought ( 38 of 58 )
Posted by Weird Billy, the Janitor

I would use only my visual/imagining skills. Language would have no role in my thinking of a camel passing through the eye of a needle (at least none that I can imagine). And, back to the cow, my point was that my inability to describe what innard was what would severly limit my ability to understand the workings of, say, the cow's digestive system. Sure, I could describe color, smell, etc. I could not describe, due to my ignorance of a cow's innards, functions and parts. I could not communicate such to myself, much less to others.
<Prev Next>

[ Back to thread list ]


(c) 2001