Miss-Communication, the problem of diversity in language
I recently watched a news feature that discussed the disappearing language of an obscure inuit tribe. The fear of that language going extinct made national news and I'm not entirely sure why.
I understand that people will argue that their language is part of their culture but that's like saying vision is part of your culture. We all need to see to get around, we need to communicate in order to function in a group... so exactly how is that at all specific to any culture... we all do it.
While the culture issue might be argued as a pro for retaining different languages there are many more cons. The inability for us to communicate with each other is a very detrimental issue. In order for us to work together on any issue it is essential that we be able to communicate.
So why not one language? Why not one common tongue?
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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