Re: Multiplicity, Change and MV
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 13:59:16 GMT
> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>>x wrote: >> >>I fail to see how such an imprecise language could increase >>productivity.
> I don't see how but I think is this imprecision what allows for the
> expressiveness of human languages.
I suggest it says more about the inventiveness and adaptability of the human mind than the expressiveness of the language. It also says a lot about human overconfidence in its own comprehension. The human mind has evolved in all sorts of ways that make humans reach invalid conclusions.
I highly recommend Gilovich's _How We Know What Isn't So_.
> If you followed the ttm list recently, you might have read a message called
> "A Join ambiguity" which I wrote.
I am unfamiliar with the list, and I did not read the message. You are welcome to email it to me. Received on Tue Apr 18 2006 - 15:59:16 CEST