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Anecdotal evidence hardly applies. Obviously in
instances they may well be unrelated, but that does not
mean they are necessarily unrelated.

P.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tabitha Arnesen" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 2:52 AM
Subject: Re: (OT) Towards a speech of the machine ...


> No i would say that in general maths and language are
> completely unrelated.  As a physicist I have met many
> other scientists who were brilliant at maths,
> infinitely better than myself, and completely useless
> at essay writing, even science reports, which you
> would think would not present too much of a language
> challange.
>
> I also know a very clever girl who can speak several
> languages, and pick up a new one in a few weeks.  She
> is however completely useless at maths, and only just
> scraped by her GCSE (very basic).
>
> Computer programming bears much more relation to
> language than it does to maths.
>
>
> --- Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > 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]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > 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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