Q: Can we really trust the evolution, if no person has ever witnessed it? One of my friends has said long time ago at physics class: now you teachin’ me electrodynamics, but I still understand nothing. Yes, I can use an equation and count, but I see no electrons. I don’t see how they run, […]
Here we continue to discuss the problem of wrong interpretation of correlation. Q: How to test causation? If it was all simple, no-one would ever make false conclusions. But the problem exists: the thing is, there are statistical methods to test correlation (a bunch of them, actually), while there isn’t a method to test causation, […]
Today I’ll teach you how to cook the first-class modern science. A simple and working method – I’ve tested it, and it works great. Fifteen minutes and I am ready to publish three research papers. Here are my findings: – In a sample of 80 cats the individuals with higher body mass have larger ears. […]
A word and a sentence have more in common than you think. To such an extent that it’s far easier to tell how are they the same than how are they different.
Words are bricks that our speech is built from. Every opus of literature, every speech of a politician. A word is sort of a LEGO piece: its shape and structure define its function, as well as its ability to interact with other pieces.
To understand what a language is, we need to define it. It’s actually not as easy as you think A language is conditional relationship between two systems: coding substrate and information – which is used to store and transfer that information. Since you understood nothing (just like myself), I am going to digest the definition […]
This article is the sort-of continuation of the Greek grammar talk. Or at least, the issue is the same: improper grammar theories impede our understanding of languages. After this article, you might be surprised how much do you misunderstand your native tongue. Like I mentioned in the other article, Greek grammar is inapplicable to “exotic” […]
Homosapient language – the advent of the sentence. A phrase is largely possible thanks to a new property of a word that appeared in Neandertal language – nodes. A node is the ability of a word to combine with other words in a predefined manner to code a new object. In English, the situation with […]
It is time to talk about the genesis of the language. No, not about how Latin has turned into French, but about the very first language coming into existence. Out of nowhere.
Complex is not born from simple by itself. The opponents of evolution frequently use this observation to their advantage. This article is for those who think that either of these two is true: Evolution is not possible because complex organisms will never arise from simple ones unless someone sentient “helps” them, just like a new […]