Does Language Emerge?

English (or any other language people speak) is hopelessly unsuited to serve as our internal medium of computation. Stephen Pinker – The language instinct People can be forgiven for overrating language. Words make noise, or sit on a page, for all to hear and see. Thoughts are trapped inside the head of the thinker. To… Read More

Teaching for the test – based on a true story

There is a school in Brasília that seems to be interested in approaching learning from a more ‘humanistic’ and ‘holistic’ perspective than what the current Brazilian educational system forces other schools to do so. They are concerned about arts, sports, music and creative thinking (as far as I’m concerned) than the other 99% of schools… Read More