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Dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky at 90
DW ^ | 12/7/2018

Posted on 12/07/2018 8:27:25 AM PST by Borges

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To: palmer

Linguistics is the one thing he actually knows something about. His theories have been a large influence on computer science as well.


41 posted on 12/07/2018 9:33:43 AM PST by Borges
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To: Lurker

He’s not dead.


42 posted on 12/07/2018 9:34:06 AM PST by Borges
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To: MeganC

Well said.


43 posted on 12/07/2018 9:37:34 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Borges

The evil seem to live longer.


44 posted on 12/07/2018 9:41:20 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
...the darling of the global anti-imperialist left, Chomsky has faced sustained criticism for whitewashing the genocide committed by the communist Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
The only reason the bastard lived that long is, it was illegal to kill him. Good riddance to that POS.

45 posted on 12/07/2018 9:41:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: SunkenCiv

He’s not dead.


46 posted on 12/07/2018 9:43:53 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Yes, for a moment there I was thinking this was an obituary. Ah well, patience.


47 posted on 12/07/2018 9:55:50 AM PST by katana
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To: Borges
his concept of "transformational grammar" that argued — contrary to the behaviourist fad of the time — that our linguistic capacity is genetic and innate.

“Recent studies have uncovered that the brain of human neonates displays a typical signature in response to speech sounds even a few hours after birth. This suggests that neuroscience and linguistics converge on the view that, to a large extent, language acquisition arises due to our genetic endowment.”

Why is Language Unique to Humans?

Percept, Decision, Action: Bridging the Gaps: Novartis Foundation Symposium 270

48 posted on 12/07/2018 10:00:37 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: BenLurkin
Yes, the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor on his birthday.

I heard him speak once in the early 1980s. This was shortly after Israel invaded southern Lebanon to go after the PLO. He made various predictions about the dire consequences of the Israeli invasion, none of which materialized as far as I can remember.

49 posted on 12/07/2018 10:05:02 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Borges

This guy is a chaotic, irrational thinker. For a linguist, he can hardly string together rational, coherent thoughts in writing or speaking.


50 posted on 12/07/2018 10:09:28 AM PST by LongWayHome
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To: Borges

That’s too bad.

L


51 posted on 12/07/2018 10:15:33 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Borges

“Intellectual” - LOL

Nothing but a two-bit street punk.


52 posted on 12/07/2018 10:30:41 AM PST by meyer (WWG1WGA, MAGA!)
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To: TigerClaws
Yes. The good too often die young.

While evil lives on, seemingly forever.

53 posted on 12/07/2018 10:30:59 AM PST by Joe Brower ("Might we not live in a nobler dream than this?" -- John Ruskin)
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To: Borges
I thought the headline had a missing "dead at age" 90 but sadly, I was wrong...

they just keep going on and on.....

what a gift to be in America and all he has ever done is condemn us....

54 posted on 12/07/2018 10:35:50 AM PST by cherry (official troll)
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To: Redleg Duke

Stop with all the gibberish about linguistics, syntax, grammar, transformation, etc. Chumpsky is a red diaper baby garden variety old school communist. Period.


55 posted on 12/07/2018 10:38:19 AM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Bonemaker
You are mising the great irony of noam chomskys life.

i·ro·ny /ˈīrənē/ noun noun: irony

the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

His contributions to linguistics lead to a technical revolution in the computer industry that did more to drive a nail into the coffin of communism and insure that captalism - which he despises - will continue long past his life time inspite of all his efforts.

That is both recursive and ironic.

I have little doubt that it doesn't escape him and that it has driven him nuts!

google LALR(1)

56 posted on 12/07/2018 10:55:19 AM PST by lurked_for_a_decade (Imagination is more important than knowledge! ( e_uid == 0 ) != ( e_uid = 0 ). I Read kernel code.)
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To: Bonemaker

What the hell are you talking about? I merely stated that I hoped I was reading his obit!

You might want to adjust your meds, buddy!


57 posted on 12/07/2018 10:56:37 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Disarming Liberals...Real Common Sense Gun Control!)
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To: lurked_for_a_decade

He will spend the rest of his life trying to put the toothpaste back in the tub!


58 posted on 12/07/2018 11:00:50 AM PST by lurked_for_a_decade (Imagination is more important than knowledge! ( e_uid == 0 ) != ( e_uid = 0 ). I Read kernel code.)
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To: Borges
Noam Chomsky

NET WORTH = $5 million

Meaning he had a net worth greater that 99.25% of the nation's population and 99.95% of the world's population.

Yet he was a bomb throwing Maoist and anarchist.

IOW he was a disciple of Saul Alinsky.

59 posted on 12/07/2018 11:10:26 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: lurked_for_a_decade

tub = tube.

I’d be dangerous if I could type, spell and speak properly.

see, saw, saw, see ...

Look!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SFQf_mc68M


60 posted on 12/07/2018 11:31:16 AM PST by lurked_for_a_decade (Imagination is more important than knowledge! ( e_uid == 0 ) != ( e_uid = 0 ). I Read kernel code.)
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