THINKING AND THE USE OF WORDS

THE THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE INTERDEPENDENCE, LINKING THINKING AND THE USE OF WORDS, HAS BEEN A SUBJECT OF HUMAN DEBATE FOR MANY MANY CENTURIES.

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OUR OWN POSITION IN THIS JUNGLE IS THAT THINKING ORIGINATES IN HOMEOSTASIS. IT ALLOWS LIVE ORGANISMS TO VISUALIZE PATHWAYS TO GOALS.

IN ITS MOST BASIC FORM GOALS ARE NEARLY ALWAYS CONDITIONS IN NATURE THAT ENSURE CONTINUATION OF THE ORGANISMS STEADY STATE.

THROUGHOUT THE AEONS, AS MEMORY DEVELOPED IN NEW SPECIES, THE ABILITY TO VISUALIZE THESE PATHWAYS, AND RELATED PROBLEMS, INCREASED.

WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF MORE COMPLEX SOUND PRODUCING ORGANS EVENTUALLY WORDS ARE FORMED TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATION,  INDOCTRINATION AND MANIPULATION.

LATER AGAIN, COMBINED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANS TO PHYSICALLY MANIPULATE THE ENVIRONMENT IN A REFINED WAY, THESE ABSTRACTIONS COULD BE BETTER PASSED ON TO DISTANT GENERATIONS FORMING THE BASIS OF MORE ACURATE CULTURAL TRANSMISSION.

ULTIMATELY, INCREASINGLY IN DYNAMIC INTERACTION WITH A MORE AND MORE COMPLEX , ARTIFICIALLY CHANGED ENVIRONMENT, THIS RESULTED IN KNOWLEDGE ACCUMULATION AT A GEOMETRIC RATE AS WE KNOW IT TODAY IN THE COMPUTER ERA, THUS RESULTING IN THE COMPLEX THINKING OF MODERN MAN.

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