Tag Archives: In the Beginning Was the Word

Just Words Alone

Man is the only animal with language that’s not just the use of signs – indicators and pointers that even dogs and bees understand – but symbols for stuff in the past and the future and in the hypothetical. We … Continue reading

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The Words We Use and Now Don’t Use

Man is the language animal – we alone have words, words that remove us from the immediate now, so we can talk with each other about the past and what we now think really happened, and about the future and … Continue reading

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