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Lewis Thomas – Living Language

The following is the 27th essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Living Language “Stigmergy” is a new word, invented recently by Grasse to explain the nest-building behavior of termites, … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – Information

The following is the 18th essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Information According to the linguistic school currently on top, human beings are all born with a genetic endowment … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – Social Talk

The following is the 17th essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Social Talk Not all social animals are social with the same degree of commitment. In some species, the … Continue reading

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The beautiful flaws of language

Language is a beautiful creature, full of redundancies and flaws. Every word of every language carries with it thousands of years of history, imagery, sound and colour. It is a living organism that grows, evolves, mutates and adapts. Who decides … Continue reading

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The Art Of Overanalyzing Text Messages

There have been many great books and articles written about the art of writing- how to write formal letters, how to write love letters (I’m a big fan of Tom Chiarella), and even how to write for the web. Here’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts 4- music, language, communication, biology, design, cross-discipline, simplicity

Okay I’ve thought about this for some time and I think I’ve made some progress, by comparing several different concepts and ideas and different sets of similar relationships between those ideas- the difference between C and A Minor seems startlingly … Continue reading

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Why I stopped reading.

This is going to sound a little unusual coming from me, but lately I’ve felt that my vocabulary is rather limited. I came to realise this over the past two months or so, as I’ve begun to read more books … Continue reading

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