Science No One
posted by July 16 at 8:57 AMon
Why jungle life is even more idiotic than rural life:
ScienceDaily (July 15, 2008) — An Amazonian language with only 300 speakers has no word to express the concept of “one” or any other specific number, according to a new study from an MIT-led team.
The team, led by MIT professor of brain and cognitive sciences Edward Gibson, found that members of the Piraha tribe in remote northwestern Brazil use language to express relative quantities such as “some” and “more,” but not precise numbers.
A farmer can at least count his pigs.