Saturday, August 20

Language and Thought

The joy about writing about Science to me is about comprehending difficult concepts. But is that any different to writing about poetry and how to interpret it? I don’t think so. Each is a different adventure in thought but fulfilling the same need for comprehension of our internal and external world. They are of equal status like the main branches of a tall tree are a relection of its growth. Just as mathematical equations setting out new dimensions in undestanding can also emotionally effect us in ther same way as a good poem.

Thats why I think computers can never fully replicate our human brains as mathematics is not just the compiliation of equations and calculations, it also involves an intuitive creative force that knows certain answers before and during the process of compilation.

Dr Sunetra Gupta at the International Conference on Thinking presented a Paper about the relationship between language and thought.

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