Matter of Mind: Man's Place in Nature, Reconsidered by William L. Abler

By William L. Abler

Constitution of topic, constitution of brain offers an entire, transparent, unified idea of the rules of arithmetic, language, and the human brain. brain within the human experience is not any longer uncommon by way of a number of probability info of zoological category, yet, like physics, relies without delay in first rules. simply because sentences percentage all practical mechanisms with equations - a prime verb, linguistic deep-structure, recursion, discreteness, linear supply, fact and falsity -- language stocks a standard resource with mathematics and algebra.

Because fact or falsity of equations depends upon their symmetry concerning the "equals", equations are self-regulating, no longer arbitrary, and mirror the founding homes of subject. Sentences of normal language are shaped from equations through the turning of a unmarried key -- that of symmetry - unlocking the human brain into the interesting non-Euclidean global of twenty first century physics and beyond.

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And the ancients didn’t decide “Let’s have some magic. Let’s declare that some numbers aren’t divisible by anything. ” That is backward. If 23, say, were divisible by anything, someone would have noticed by now. It isn’t the kind of thing you can stop. It was only after they noticed that some numbers aren’t divisible by anything that the ancients lost their heads. There is much that we will never know, and we must accept it and live with it. As long as you live, you will never know the value of the famous number π, because π has an infinite number of digits.

Where evolutionary psychology/evolutionary linguistics is a frankly pedestrian exercise of fill-in-theevolutionary-blanks between animal behavior and human behavior, Structure of Matter uses method and a control group to restore the scientific study of language to its rightful place alongside chemistry, geometry, and physics, as a basic science. No longer a parochial, derivative specialty for those who decide to get interested, language provides the only possible search images for the foundations of mathematics, and the fundamental operating mechanism of the brain.

That doesn’t mean that the constituents don’t have interesting properties of their own. They do. But what defines them as a class is their reference outside their systems. For language, these constituents are vocabulary words, while for arithmetic they are numbers. Let us examine external reference briefly. Vocabulary words are the vast majority of words in any language. To a great extent, vocabulary words are the content, even the point, of the dictionary. When you create a new object, or meet a new person, you have to learn a new vocabulary word, because people’s names are vocabulary words that refer to just one person.

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