Re: UPLifting: Sea Slugs?

Wesley Schwein (
Sat, 22 Nov 1997 19:44:10 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 22 Nov 1997, Twink wrote:

> >Assuming some kind of intelligence of the order of
> >humans, basic literacy in the prevalent form of human communication
> >would be easily administered,
> One would hope that some form of spontaneous communication would
> arise, aking to human creole tongues perhaps.

This depends on whether language comes from an innate structure or from an
interaction of circuits for symbolic thinking and a vocal (or visual)
signal using social environment. Connectionism isn't quite as persuasive
nor as widely accepted as innateness, but it certainly has adherants.

Anyway, if it is a matter of a language module, we need to figure out how
to build one in an uplift-species' brain.

Wesley Schwein Art is not a mirror; art is a hammer.