Thought uses meaning but not necessarily language. Meaning, in the form of a set of possible concepts and ideas, is a nonphysical reality that lay waiting for brains to become smart enough to represent these ideas. Thus, the brain evolved, whereas meaning was discovered, and language was invented - collectively - as a tool to help the brain use meaning.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|State||Published - Dec 2002|
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