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From: "tom" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Loyal to the Group of Seventeen
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 13:24:21 GMT

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes writes:

> Hartshorn writes...
> > Interesting thought.   The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis has a long 
> > pedigree in SF (cf Vance THE LANGUAGES OF PAO) but is almost
> > certinly untrue.
> I think "too strong" is probably more accurate than "untrue." Language,
> along with other mental structures, does pretty clearly _guide_ the 
> way we think about things.

Wolfe alludes to this favorably (in Plan[e]t Engineering, I think)
where he mentions that we tend to think of politics and economics
as separate things because we have no word that combines the two.



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