I received this letter from archaeologist Robert Bednarik: "So let's start at the beginning: there were no 'Aurignacian people'. There were people that used technologies we choose to call Aurignacian. We have no idea what their life spans were, but we do know that they were about 30% more robust than we are. None of the fossils we have from them are fully anatomi- cally modern, they are either 'intermediate' or, in 6 cases of (European Upper Paleolithic) remains, are Neanderthaloid. Which implies that their brain volume was actually larger than ours, as were those of (Neanderthals)"
To inspire the public and acquire
grants, scientists brew a mix of method and poesis. This applies
to quantum physicists too.
If English had been Einstein's native language, would he have had the same insights? Although English has made and makes some amazing cultural contributions, it did evolve primarily to promote commerce. While Jung had a vision of the whole Earth bathed in luminous beauty. He said that the globe, full of a blue radiance, was the most beautiful thing that he had ever seen. High in space, peaceful and happy, he found himself entering an ancient temple carved in rock. There he found German is more adaptable to imaginatively abstract ideas.
But what interested David Peat and his mentor David Bohm were Amerindian languages of the Algonquin family, as "these languages have a wide variety of verb forms, while they lack the notion of dividing the world into categories of objects, such as 'fish', 'trees' or 'birds.'"