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#38 - moonmeander (12/13/2014) [-]
Animals think in concepts. There is no voice, there is no words. They just think in a pure concept form. They don't think the words "I need to go make honey", they think of the literal process and actions of making honey. If we reduce language down, we find that the only reason that we know what any word means is because we know what the concept is. Every word in a language has a definition made of more words, which are all defined by more words, a circular reference. To truly determine what the definition of a word is we reduce it to the literal concept that it represents. That's how we teach children.
#45 - moonmeander (12/13/2014) [-]
That defeats the purpose. It doesn't look or sound like anything we do, that's why it's different and why we don't understand it. The more that we try and simplify it back to our word-like basics the less of the true concept we actually have. The point is that we don't explain it in words because the concept by definition is not in words. Most of the 'concept' thought process that humans do happens subconsciously, and thus we don't really know what it consciously looks like. We do it, we just don't realise what that thought is. If we could understand what that thought process looks and sounds like, we could step closer to mastering our subconscious. It's just new to us which is why we don't understand it. I would imagine it would feel something like how our echo location works. We can locate sounds in the dark, but we don't consciously think in words how we managed to locate that sound. It just happens. There aren't words, just that we locate the sound because that's how it works.
#39 - lyiat (12/13/2014) [-]
Except such animals preform complex problem solving. They demonstrate reasoning, complex and nuanced emotions, and all sorts of other things. You use a picture of a wolf, of all creatures, a pack hunter with incredibly diverse and complex pack structures, social interaction, and dynamic behavior that can't be simply sorted into, "It's just instinct."
#44 - lyiat (12/13/2014) [-]
No, they very much do think. It might be in simple concepts and wordless emotions, but they certainly do think. About the only thing we can't really figure out is if they're capable of abstraction, which might require language to do. Gorillas have demonstrated abstract thinking after being taught how to speak. The question is, have they thought that way before, or was the ability to think that way given to them by the power of speech?
Can a fish question the nature of the world?
#24 - twoderrick (12/13/2014) [-]
I had to read that about 5 times.
I assume it would be something like how one would learn to speak.
But, instead of showing a visual of something and pairing it with a vocalization. It would instead be pair with the text relating to it.
Unless I completely misunderstood what you were saying, that should answer your possibly rhetorical question.
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#7 - fefe (12/11/2014) [-]
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