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Posted: 06 April 2015 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve written a post on the subject.

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Posted: 06 April 2015 09:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Look at you, playing in the big leagues!  Congrats!

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Posted: 06 April 2015 10:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Dr. Techie - 06 April 2015 09:00 AM

Look at you, playing in the big leagues!  Congrats!

What he said

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Posted: 07 April 2015 03:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I am not a virgin in this regard.

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Posted: 07 April 2015 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I had no idea April was Jazz Appreciation Month.

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Posted: 07 April 2015 06:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Dave Wilton - 07 April 2015 03:21 AM

I am not a virgin in this regard.

Damn, couldn’t you have tried to humblebrag it? Like “This one didn’t have as high a wordcount as the last one...”

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Posted: 09 April 2015 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Dave Wilton - 07 April 2015 03:21 AM

I am not a virgin in this regard.

Very interesting and informative articles, thanks for the submission.

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that language might shape thought was considered unproven and in many instances essentially wrong.
Although it seems that research has re-opened the controversy regarding the Whorf hypothesis.

http://edge.org/memberbio/lera_boroditsky

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Posted: 09 April 2015 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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We’ve had this conversation before regarding words for colors and the ability to see colors. Boroditsky’s work shows what we’ve always known, that language has a minor effect on memorization and categorization. It is very interesting work form the perspective of understanding how the brain works, but the practical effect on our everyday lives is negligible. It’s the difference between statistical and clinical significance in medicine—a factor may have a real and measurable effect, but when actually put into practice that effect is overwhelmed by everything else.

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