Monthly Archives: May 2012

Some Words About Human Memory

It’s not moral judgment that makes human beings human.  It’s not opposable thumbs, or volition, or imagination, or society, or even language, although language comes a close second.  It’s memory. Without memory, language is nothing but “Watch out, saber-toothed tiger over there!” or “Give me that bone.”  Language is merely a secondary tool that allows […]