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13-04-2016, 06:35 AM (This post was last modified: 13-04-2016 08:00 AM by Full Circle.)
RE: The elegant nature of science
Linguistic Tree
(seems like it should be in the Science section)

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/59665/fea...lasobscura

"When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring. Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram.

Also worth checking out is the page before the tree, where she gives a comparison chart of words in the Nordic languages, and illustrates what an outlier Finnish is with the concept of “meow.”

You can order a poster version here. Read Stand Still. Stay Silent here. Also see Sundberg’s previous work, A Redtail’s Dream, here.”

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13-04-2016, 06:44 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Language evolution is a lie straight from the pit of hell. If English came from Germanic, why is there still German? Checkmate atheists!

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13-04-2016, 06:51 AM
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(13-04-2016 06:44 AM)unfogged Wrote:  Language evolution is a lie straight from the pit of hell. If English came from Germanic, why is there still German? Checkmate atheists!

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13-04-2016, 11:31 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(13-04-2016 06:44 AM)unfogged Wrote:  Language evolution is a lie straight from the pit of hell. If English came from Germanic, why is there still German? Checkmate Linguine!
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14-04-2016, 06:50 AM
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Didn’t think this merited a new thread but it is too cool not to share. The difference between an amateur and a professional athlete’s ability and coordination.




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14-04-2016, 09:21 AM
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(14-04-2016 06:50 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Didn’t think this merited a new thread but it is too cool not to share. The difference between an amateur and a professional athlete’s ability and coordination.



The full program is quite interesting:



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14-04-2016, 09:28 AM (This post was last modified: 14-04-2016 09:44 AM by earmuffs.)
RE: The elegant nature of science
What if, the big bang was simply a rotation of our 3D universe in 4D space expanding in a rotation and so whereas we were a tiny 3d dimension we have passed another 3d dimension and are expanding and so that is why the universe is expanding because we are getting bigger in our 4d space.

So like, our universe is a 3 dimensional space. That space is with other 3D spaces, other universes, to form a 4D universe. The 3D spaces inside this 4D space move around and so as the other 3D spaces shrink they pull on our space which increases in size. In turn they get very small and we get very large. And so the big bang was us when we were very small now being pulled by the other universes and growing until eventually we start to pull on them and shrink back down and so the rotation goes on and on.
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15-04-2016, 01:41 AM
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(14-04-2016 09:28 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  What if, the big bang was simply a rotation of our 3D universe in 4D space expanding in a rotation and so whereas we were a tiny 3d dimension we have passed another 3d dimension and are expanding and so that is why the universe is expanding because we are getting bigger in our 4d space.

So like, our universe is a 3 dimensional space. That space is with other 3D spaces, other universes, to form a 4D universe. The 3D spaces inside this 4D space move around and so as the other 3D spaces shrink they pull on our space which increases in size. In turn they get very small and we get very large. And so the big bang was us when we were very small now being pulled by the other universes and growing until eventually we start to pull on them and shrink back down and so the rotation goes on and on.

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15-04-2016, 07:54 AM
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I think it's worth noting that I did type that at 3:30am and I do tend to type stuff at 3:30am not far fetched from what someone on acid would type.
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15-04-2016, 08:31 AM
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(13-04-2016 06:35 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Linguistic Tree
(seems like it should be in the Science section)

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/59665/fea...lasobscura

"When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring. Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram.

Also worth checking out is the page before the tree, where she gives a comparison chart of words in the Nordic languages, and illustrates what an outlier Finnish is with the concept of “meow.”

You can order a poster version here. Read Stand Still. Stay Silent here. Also see Sundberg’s previous work, A Redtail’s Dream, here.”

So, does the "map" agree with this ?
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/24/159998664/...-languages

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