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Vera Nova

Director Research Analysis, NOVA Town Futuristic Development

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Is our human language the most intelligent tool to communicate? Do you trust your intuition more than the words?

I MEAN OUR LANGUAGE-OF-WORDS. Perhaps we spend immensely more time on talking than any animal.

Even while using multiple devices for communicating practically in any distance on earth for exchanging our feelings or information, we still do not understand one another any better than millennia ago.

As we see on TED most of the time we discuss or argue over our man-made TERMS, which we commonly use, but understand/interpret in different ways. We spend a lot of time arguing over the words themselves, over their meaning.

How much confusion we create by using language and its conventional terms?

Is our human language the most intelligent tool to communicate after all?

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Closing Statement from Vera Nova

“Our view of man will remain superficial so long as we fail to go back to that origin [of silence], so long as we fail to find, beneath the chatter of words, the primordial silence, and as long as we do not describe the action which breaks this silence. the spoken word is a gesture, and its meaning, a world.”

― Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception

I'd like to thank you every member who has participated in this challenging conversation.

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    Mar 27 2014: Vera it is interesting subject, can you make a debate about "THE LOGIC OF MADNESS" LET'S gathering a madness people to that debate ;-)
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      Mar 28 2014: Dear Bilal. Maybe it would be better for you, yourself, to start this debate, since you have mentioned it first?
      I'll join you! Please let me know. I think it would be a super Topic.

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