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Forum Post: Do word's have meaning?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 27, 2012, 12:55 p.m. EST by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN
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Words are merely sounds until they become associated with an object or an action or a feeling. And the way sounds come to have meaning is through repetitive exposure to spoken language in context of a relationship. An infant who heard spoken words only from a radio would never really come to understand language. But the infant with a caregiver who will say, "Here, see the dog, this is a doggy," or open up a book and say, "Find the ball, find the ball," soon learns that a unique combination of sounds signify the dog or the ball. As soon as the infant makes the connection between the object and the sounds, then those sounds become a word. That's how meaning comes to words, by making the association between the sound and the object. And of course, later in life, we make the further association between the sounds, the physical representation of the object (for example, a photo or a drawing) and the written word. In the beginnings of our lives, however, sounds become words through repetitive opportunities of experiencing the parent, teacher, or caregiver making the connection between the sound and an object, or the sound and a behavior, or the sound and a feeling. That's why it's so important that we spend time with our young children and infants teaching them language. We can't teach them language by putting them in front of a video or a TV. But we can teach children language by reading to them, talking with them, singing to them.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/bruceperry/words.htm

So please people open a dictionary and read.

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[-] 4 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

Did you send this link to FLAKESnews yet?

Limbaugh and a whole lot of others, could use a copy too.

Like the entire (R)epelican't party.

[-] -2 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

You are a broken record.

[-] 2 points by UncomonSense (386) 2 years ago

LOL Do you understand the concept of irony?

[-] -2 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

Do you understand the concept of delusion?

[-] 1 points by XaiverBuchsIV (508) 2 years ago

Do you understand the concept of intelligence?

[-] -2 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

Obviously a lot better then the troll army that's why they resort to such childish behavior.

[-] 3 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

The truth is childish, only if you are insane.

Ask your doctor if Xanax is "right" for you.

[-] 1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

Umm i never said the truth is childish, i said the collapse bots are.

[-] 3 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

K

I'll vote you up, that should do it for now.

See. I can be nice.............;)

[-] 2 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

Only because you are unable to answer any question, nor accept reality.

FLAKESnews fan, are you?

You claim the banned in your name is about seeking cohesion.

Yet it's mis-worded

The correct term is banded together, not banned.

You should read what you have posted yourself.

[-] -2 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

Answer your question about what flacksnews?

Nice try tho

[-] 2 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

Pretty good try at misdirection.

You missed the rest of what I said.

Hung up on FLAKESnews, you are.

You have become what you watch.........a flake.

[-] -1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

Why would i answer questions about myself talking about totally off subject. Plus you know what my name means and why i have it.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

You used the WRONG word!!!!!

Plus you haven't told a word of truth yet.

Did you also misuse the word "for"?

You started this thread, yet misused words time and time again.

YES....................words have meanings. You should use them sometimes.

[-] -1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

Banned from a forum for truth, totally right meaning. Audibly it could have a double meaning. zZzZzZz

[-] 1 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

That's not what you told me.

Were you lying then, or now?

Besides, when did lies become truth anywhere besides FLAKESnews, or Rush show?

Audibly? Only if you slur a lot.

Do you slur words as well as the truth?

[-] 0 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

I did say that just not exactly the same, the audible meaning we must band together if we want truth from government.

[+] -4 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Shouldn't you be studying?

[-] 1 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

He's not capable of such things.

FLAKESnews fan I fear.

Truly a flaky mind.

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

He wouldn't have a flaky mind if he began to study. He's a hilljack.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17945) 2 years ago

Perhaps he's studying under Ann Coulter.

Bird brains of a feather and all.

[-] 3 points by freewriterguy (882) 2 years ago

they are supposed to be more powerful than a sword but now adays we should say, movies have meaning, words arent circulated enough. thanks to our media which lacks investigative journalism.

[-] 0 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

That and the broken txting and Ebonics language of teens

[-] 2 points by freewriterguy (882) 2 years ago

yo word up like man dats phat! (and they say theirs no such thing as reformed egyptian after 3000 years. )

[-] 1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

LOLz

[-] 2 points by OccupyLink (529) 2 years ago

Of course words have meaning. Why do you think that banks are now being criticized, even by politicians? It is mainly due to words, words from members of the Occupy Movement.

[-] 0 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

pizza's, car's, house's, bible's, idiot's

and you called me stupid on another post?

[-] -1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

I may have some people here a very frustrating. I am sorry.

[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

thanks that was actually very big of you. appreciated, accepted, water under bridge... i am not a dweller.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

I'm not frustrated. You are flat out ignorant.

[-] 0 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

I know you like me it's o.k. I am just not that into you.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

You are nothing more than trash. A liar at best.

[-] 0 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

Fine ill give you just ONE kiss on your forehead.

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Touch me and I will rip your head off and shit down your throat.

[+] -8 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Yes they do. Start here: http://notjustatheory.com/index.html

You learn this in the fourth grade.

[-] 1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

That is not a dictionary so here you go.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/theory

[+] -8 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Again, I cannot believe that you are really this stupid.

I had no idea that there were people in the US that were this stupid.

[-] 1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

What you are doing right now this "fight" is about you coming to terms with reality. I know the real world seems dangerous, insane and chaotic but that is the real world. The real world is stranger then fiction!!!

[+] -7 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

From the American Heritage Dictionary:

the·o·ry n. pl. the·o·ries

A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena. The branch of a science or art consisting of its explanatory statements, accepted principles, and methods of analysis, as opposed to practice: a fine musician who had never studied theory. A set of theorems that constitute a systematic view of a branch of mathematics. Abstract reasoning; speculation: a decision based on experience rather than theory. A belief or principle that guides action or assists comprehension or judgment: staked out the house on the theory that criminals usually return to the scene of the crime. An assumption based on limited information or knowledge; a conjecture. From the National Academy Press:

Is evolution a fact or a theory?

The theory of evolution explains how life on earth has changed. In scientific terms, "theory" does not mean "guess" or "hunch" as it does in everyday usage. Scientific theories are explanations of natural phenomena built up logically from testable observations and hypotheses. Biological evolution is the best scientific explanation we have for the enormous range of observations about the living world.

Scientists most often use the word "fact" to describe an observation. But scientists can also use fact to mean something that has been tested or observed so many times that there is no longer a compelling reason to keep testing or looking for examples. The occurrence of evolution in this sense is a fact. Scientists no longer question whether descent with modification occurred because the evidence supporting the idea is so strong.

Why isn't evolution called a law?

Laws are generalizations that describe phenomena, whereas theories explain phenomena. For example, the laws of thermodynamics describe what will happen under certain circumstances; thermodynamics theories explain why these events occur.

Laws, like facts and theories, can change with better data. But theories do not develop into laws with the accumulation of evidence. Rather, theories are the goal of science.

From the Talk Origins site:

"Evolution is a Fact and a Theory"

Well evolution is a theory. It is also a fact. And facts and theories are different things, not rungs in a hierarchy of increasing certainty. Facts are the world's data. Theories are structures of ideas that explain and interpret facts.

Answers in Genesis, a web site which promotes Creationism, has a section on arguments that creationists shouldn't use. Whilst they correctly direct people not to use the "just a theory" argument, their alternative is no better:

"Evolution is just a theory."

What people usually mean when they say this is "Evolution is not proven fact, so it should not be promoted dogmatically." Therefore people should say that! The problem with using the word "theory" in this case is that scientists use it to mean a well-substantiated explanation of data. This includes well-known theories such as Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Newton's Theory of Gravity, as well as lesser-known ones such as the Debye-Hückel Theory of electrolyte solutions. It would be better to say that particles-to-people evolution is an unsubstantiated hypothesis or conjecture.

From the PBS series on evolution:

When we use the word "theory" in everyday life, we usually mean an idea or a guess, but the word has a much different meaning in science. This video examines the vocabulary essential for understanding the nature of science and evolution and illustrates how evolution is a powerful, well-supported scientific explanation for the relatedness of all life.

The book The Top 10 Myths About Evolution, by Cameron M. Smith and Charles Sullivan, has a chapter entitled "Myth Two: It's Just a Theory":

...calling evolution "just a theory" involves a misunderstanding of what a scientific theory is. Evolution is a fact, and the three main processes that make up evolution - replication, variation, and selection - are observable and undeniable.

[-] 1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

From the American Heritage Dictionary

<1. A set of statements or principles "devised to explain" a group of "facts or phenomena," especially one that has been repeatedly tested "or is widely accepted" and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.>

http://ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=theory

[+] -8 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

"Evolution is just a theory." What people usually mean when they say this is "Evolution is not proven fact, so it should not be promoted dogmatically." Therefore people should say that! The problem with using the word "theory" in this case is that scientists use it to mean a well-substantiated explanation of data. This includes well-known theories such as Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Newton's Theory of Gravity, as well as lesser-known ones such as the Debye-Hückel Theory of electrolyte solutions. It would be better to say that particles-to-people evolution is an unsubstantiated hypothesis or conjecture.

[-] 0 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

De Nial is not just a river. So did you notice how the dictionary that you used actually said my definition of a theory. Being wrong is not the worst thing in the world. You know i don't think i have ever seen you admit you are wrong here once. If you have not ever done that before maybe you should try later with something or someone.

[+] -7 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Honey, you really, really need to go back to school. We just cannot have this type of ignorance in our society. Fourth graders comprehend this material. There is no reason on earth that you should not be able to digest this. I am not wrong. You are stupid.

[-] 1 points by BannedForTruth (233) from Christiana, TN 2 years ago

4th graders believe in Santa and the Easter bunny and believe they could have super powers. We simply can not have evil people teaching kids it is an atrocity.

[+] -8 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

No, 4th graders no longer believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny, they are between the ages of 10-11. You really are lost.

They are studying science in schools with text books. You are intentionally obtuse.

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