Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Amazing, Simply Amazing!

Imagine a culture with no creation myths, no history beyond two generations, no way of talking about objects that aren't in the immediate experience of those having the conversation, no concept of abstraction, no numbers... The Piraha are those people. Astounding. We think so much is universal, then we are proven wrong. The Piraha are the living falsification of MANY scientific and philosophical theories of what it is to be human.

More on the Piraha from:
Guardian Unlimited
New Scientist (Requires a subscription, but if you love science, the $5 is worth it.)
Socioambiental.org

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