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Just because they may happen in different parts of the brain, does not
mean they are unrelated. All kinds of cross-currents of patterning,
analogous top analogies are possible.

P.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: (OT) Towards a speech of the machine ...


> Tom Gray wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Knowledge beyond the trivial is beyond the scope of mathematics.
> 
> We are learning a great deal through the 'miracle' of MRI. One highly
> interesting bit of knowledge recently gained from it is that the part of
> the brain that processes mathematics is _not_ the part of the brain that
> processes language.
> 
> One of the things that follows from this is that it probably doesn't
> make a lot of sense to argue over whether the knowledge from mathematics
> is greater or lesser than knowledge processed through language. They are
> simply different.
> 
> But the distinction between mathematics and language (or poetry) is not
> relevant to if year++ then age ++, because actually as it stands in
> Vishvesh's post (or even as part of the conversation between him and his
> wife), the expression is _not_ mathematical; it is language. Whether it
> is good poetry or bad poetry is a separate question, but if you are
> going to call it either math or poetry, the correct label is poetry.
> 
> Carrol
> 
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