The Power of Language

by Christopher Rudy, Editor
GeoNotes News


This article provides compelling testimonial to the power of language to evolve our individual consciousness and collective Conscience.  It follows that the most powerful tool for culturing civility and civilization-at-large would frame the language of higher "G.O.D." consciousness" at the very foundation of "self governance".  Indeed, the key to the kingdom of G.O.D. is the consciousness of LOVE; an individual or civilization can rise no higher than their concept of G.O.D.~.

We shape our communications environment, and then it shapes us.  This process of framing higher Conscience is ultimately the heart of the mass-to-mass TeLeComm that shapes our consciousness and comm~unity.  Conceive it and believe it to achieve it... the doors of perception at the heart of the language of consciousness that can truly involve and evolve our individual and collective Conscience.  -CR

"If the doors of perception were cleansed
every thing would appear to man as it is: infinite."
    -"The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,"
Plate 14, William Blake, 1791
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INSPIRATION: "The Most Compelling Artifact of Human Intellect"

"Our greatest human creation is not the tool but the word, not the technology that we so treasure and depend on but the language that has allowed us to talk about it. Language, not technology, is the most compelling artifact of the human intellect."

Dale Peterson, an accomplished student of primate life, writes:

"The next time you go to the zoo and wander past cages containing chimpanzees, you might pause and look into the eye of a being who will indeed look back; and you should know that you (genetically almost 99 percent chimpanzee) are sharing a gaze with someone who is, according to the best measurement, almost 99 percent human. You are on one side of the bars, the chimps on the other side, simply because those apes lack a little more than 1 percent of the requisite genes to be treated like humans. And if you linger to gaze at gorillas in the same zoo, remember that they are sitting on the other side of the bars or the moat not because they have done anything wrong, but simply and solely because they happen to be missing just slightly more than 2 percent of the human genome.

"It remains a commonplace act of self-flattery for people to persist in emphasizing that great divide between the intellect of humans and the other apes. Why should we, the makers of such wondrous things as automobiles and computers and atomic bombs, be impressed by them, the makers of mere nutcrackers and termite dippers? We continue to mark not similarity but difference, as if the distinction between us and them is a matter of our own species' pride. Homo sapiens may possess some superficial similarities with Pan troglodytes, it has been declared again and again, but the mental divide between the two species remains uncrossable. 'I considered the differences between men and animals," so journalist Jeremy Gavon has recently expressed the idea. "Some were vast. A chimpanzee could be taught to drive a car. It could even be taught to build parts of it. But it could not begin to design it... Our intellect is incomparably more sophisticated than any animal.'

"True, a chimpanzee could not begin to design a car. But, come to think of it, neither could I. Nor could you or any other person working in intellectual isolation -- without the help of books, conversations, directions, documents, explanations, and traditions -- design a car. Or even a bicycle. Or a pair of shoes. Or a mousetrap. 

"Apes work in intellectual isolation because they lack language
. We have language, and therefore our creations and inventions and technologies become collective efforts and cultural products. With your brain alone, with my brain alone (minus language and a language-based tradition), we would consider ourselves very lucky indeed to think of cracking nuts between a stone hammer and a stone anvil.

"Our greatest human creation is not the tool but the word, not the technology that we so treasure and depend on but the language that has allowed us to talk about it. Language, not technology, is the most compelling artifact of the human intellect."


"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God". - John 1: 1

"G.O.D." -- Geometrically Ordered Divinity" -- (Model)

"In the beginning, God geometrized." 
- Ancient Hermetic Wisdom

"In the end, we become what we geometrize."
 - Modern GeoNotes Wisdom

See im for Dale Peterson's "Eating Apes" -- or look for it in your favorite library. (We donate all revenue from our book recommendations to adult literacy programs.)

The whole world is waking up to the fact that
the whole world is waking up.
As we become more conscious of HOW we are conscious
- individually and collectively -
all time and space become relative;
we conceive, believe and achieve
the relations of relevance and ultimate reverence;
the holy whole; how everything is connected
and how we are one - the Family of Man
in a global village.
- Christos