25 JAN 2014 by ideonexus

 Language Impacts Thought

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis > Example/Illustration > Example of How Language Affects Thought
Example of how language biases the way we think in science.
Folksonomies: science language example
Folksonomies: science language example
13 OCT 2013 by ideonexus

 Strength and Weakness of Chinese Ideograms

The English Alphabet will Become Like Chinese as We Lose Phonetic Spelling > Contrast > The Power of the Chinese Ideogram
Franklin saw their decoupling from phonetics as a weakness, but Russel saw it as a strength.
31 JUL 2013 by ideonexus

 Scientific Semantics Versus Public Semantics

Science Manipulates Language to Make it More Precise > Example/Illustration > The Difference in How the Public and Scientists Use "Theory"
Science works from existing language and makes it more specific. This causes problems with words like "velocity" and "theory" when communicating with muggles.
Folksonomies: science language semantics
Folksonomies: science language semantics