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Thought Evolution

When we were babies, we used our fingers to point to the objects we desired. Then we learned to speak and used words to point to objects instead. Next, we silently internalized our words and created thoughts that pointed to the objects in our environment. We are under the assumption that this process represents an evolution in descriptive accuracy when, in fact, it represents a devolution.

An object exists in undivided totality in the environment. Our five sense organs drink in the raw entirety of an object a split second before our thoughts interpret the information.
Thoughts function as a reverse assembly line: disassembling our world into categories and descriptions…