How did people think.

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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 4:12pm


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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:01pm
Ponder Says:
 
 
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 4:06pm
AJisChill Says:
 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 4:11pm
 
 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 2:16am
 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:02am

Theres no such thing is before language, this world is made up of languages from a molecular state, its just evolved drastically.

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:20pm
 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 5:06pm
Afro.Man Says:

He's as right as the white widow I had to light last night

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 7:00pm

Maybe so. As a linguistics major, I should know this...but I don't. I was taught that language has certain features that allow it to be language...but I'm not so sure...communication is older than language, and now that we have electronic and and visual forms of communication, I'm inclined to call everything before electronics to just be language...it makes sense...I think...I hope?

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 7:10pm
AJisChill Says:

it does. But still doesn't show how they would think. in pictures? Do they see pictures in their head? Sketch...

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:53pm
Scumfuck Says:

This is awesome.. they couldnt think in terms of words or sentences.. wild to think about

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 3:06pm

Like a silent movie. A small Charlie Chaplin would enact every day acts in their primitive brain, all while making it rather humorous so evolution can divide those who like the god Charlie Chaplin, and play natural selection with those who who don't like Charlie Chaplin's funny shenanigans.

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 3:00pm

My brother thinks we developed langauge as apes. Like the apes followed cows in the field and would eat the shrooms that grew put of their poop. They would trip, and then evolved into us.

But then again he also thinks people that have a lisp just sucked on their moms tit for too long.

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 4:21pm
nurplette Says:
 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 4:05pm
MadChild Says:

Wow thanks asshole. What's my mom gonna say when she comes home to see my brain splattered all over the place.
You just mind raped me..

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 5:02pm
Drewskii27 Says:
 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 7:26pm
chyeah Says:

think. they couldnt think, they just felt.

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 7:31pm
AJisChill Says:

This was made popular 2 days before my 18th birthday. sick.

 
 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 7:58pm
 
 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 12:30am
kem5320 Says:
 
 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 1:21am

I don't think in a language. I never have. I just see images and feel things in my head. Is anyone else like that?

 
 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 1:59pm
AJisChill Says:

Don't think so. i think we see images and shit like most people, but when we think about what we're doing, it's in words.

 
 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 7:47pm
Mattgasmic Says:

I've always thought the same thing. .o.
Great question, I have absolutely NO idea.

 
 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 9:09am

Yaa, I think they went of their base sensory observations, and emotions. Like if your so baked you couldn't even begin to ask your friend where the fridge is....... You just use those primal instincts!!!

 
 
Sat, 05/26/2012 - 10:32pm
yee247 Says:
 
 
Sun, 06/03/2012 - 3:10am
AJisChill Says:
 
 
Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:31am
ocho.cho Says:

I just tripped out to this for a while.... and I don't really know anything anymore. But I was thinking how language just preserves the past and allows us to see patterns in it. All words are really just labels.. like labels on soup cans, except they're labels for ideas inside our mind. They're codes that allow you to travel around your brain and connect bits and pieces useful information.
I think memories would still technically be there without language, but we wouldn't be able to access them freely because we wouldn't have the key to that part of our mind. We could probably still manage to function pretty well if we relied only on instinct........what is instinct anyway? It's just another general label for an idea that we don't really understand. Sometimes, what seems to be deliberate thought is really a process of decoding what already exists in the subconscious. Imagine if every morning when you woke up, you had to press one of two buttons to open your bedroom door... the one of the right consistently zapped you when you touched it, and the left button always opened the door. If you couldn't speak a single word, how long do you think it would take before you learned to stay away from the button on the right? If there was another situation later in the day where you had to choose between two buttons, which one do you think you'd try first?
I don't really know what I'm trying to say anymore. Sometimes I look at my dog for a really long time and I think of how good he is at being a dog. He knows whats up with his tail and his four legs and he knows his way around the house and the sound of the garage door and the smell of dog treats and salmon and brussel sprouts and he can express emotions and its possible to feel connected to him and he's still incredibly clueless..so maybe that proves something