Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge

09 August 2010

NPR does Semiotics

While I was eating my dinner tonight,
I heard this on the radio --
National Public Radio, to be exact:

I'm kind of sad that I can't make a more illustrated link to this story.
It discusses Evolution
(oh, one of my favorite topics)
and how symbolic language
is one of the key things
that distinguishes us from animals.

I don't agree with everything she says --
she's very beholden to Ferdinand de Saussure
and other standard semiotic theories,
and an entry I want to write this week
(hopefully today or tomorrow)
addresses some of Saussure's concepts

But I just think it's thrilling that 
they're talking about this stuff
on the radio.

I love the radio.

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