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Subject: Re: The influence of language on thought ( 46 of 58 )
Posted by Jason Azze


I was going to mention Feynman, too. He said (while considering the connection
between his vocabulary and his ability to understand a complex concept) something
like: Picture an engine crankshaft. You can understand how it works conceptually
and visualize it without using words.

I've always wondered if very young children, who haven't yet developed vocabulary, are
capable of complex thought. I believe they are.

Jason
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