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Wed Mar 12 2003

Media: Stevan Harnad Adaptive Function of Lang

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  1. Gloria Origgi, A paper by Stevan Harnad on the adaptive function of language is on line and open to discussion

Message 1: A paper by Stevan Harnad on the adaptive function of language is on line and open to discussion

Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 14:07:17 +0100
From: Gloria Origgi <Gloria.Origgienst.fr>
Subject: A paper by Stevan Harnad on the adaptive function of language is on line and open to discussion

Stevan Harnad's paper : "Back to the Oral Tradition through Skywriting
at the Speed of Thought" is on line and open to discussion at the
virtual conference :

http://www.interdisciplines.org/defispublicationweb/papers/6

>From the origin of human language 100,000 years ago until the
invention of writing 5000 years ago the oral tradition had been the
principal creator, conserver and communicator of human knowledge. Our
brains are biologically adapted to the tempo of oral interaction in
real time. Lapidary writing lost all of that, but soon skywriting will
again catch up with the speed of thought.

A discussion forum is open around the paper until end of March 2003.

Gloria Origgi
CNRS - ENST
46, rue Barrault
75013 Paris
Gloria.Origgienst.fr

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