- Bernd Einfeldt
Somes questions, related to a more formal (mathematical) view on languages, I would like to discuss.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1
Nature does nothing without a purpose. Thus we may ask: What is the evolutionary reason for the development of a spoken language? I also would include mathematics and computer languages in these considerations and compare these to spoken languages. In this formal sense, we could even consider the information exchange that bees use as a language. Do all bees around the world use the same language? Does a sudden change of the location of the beehive affect the communication? Why do Asian and Western civilizations use the same mathematical language, although there spoken language is so different?
Is the mathematical language unique? I don't believe that there is a compelling reason that this must be so. Could a different mathematical language lead to a different view of our physical and economical world?