Linguistic Relativity

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The movie Arrival was released one year ago today! While the film was rightfully applauded and critically acclaimed, not enough credit was given to how the plot incorporated nonlinear orthography and linguistic relativity. Although some liberties were taken with the specifics of how these concepts worked in the story, the underlying ideas have a firm basis in reality! Continue reading

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Goliath: The Most Under-Utilized Name

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If I am ever persuaded to have children, it will be contingent that if we have a boy his name will be Goliath. After randomly browsing a list of all the names contained in the Bible it was observed that, although some were obscure, there are many still common today. However one name on the list stood out as very well known but seldom usedGoliath. This begs the questions of why. Continue reading