Comment on Is Language a Window into Human Nature?

Olena Sun, Nov 22, 2009
Wildcat -
Yes, you're right. I guess I wasn't really considering it as a real technology; we certainly would need the options to choose which thought to communicate and how.
But that sounds really funny - we already have the faculties to do so! Which was partially your point in the first place, wasn't it? That we're just not very efficient yet.

Do you think that part of it is due to specialization? Separate humans understand things so differently, but say, if we had the homo universalis who would both be fluent in and have the ability to blend verbal language with thought language, visual, scientific, mathematical...
Thoughts are more like that - not so linear, but richly composed.

& Yes! I recently finished the Saga; really enjoyable and definitely enlightening.