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Creative component due on Wednesday, Dec. 01 by 10:00pm Announcements _____________________________ Exam 2 grades available on SAKAI You have a friendly dog? Email me!
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I. Beautiful minds Today _____________________________ II. Biased minds IV. Talking heads III. Looking inside the mind V. Evolving minds
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Today _____________________________ Part 1: Two notions of language Part 2: the scientific notion Connect to discussion of basic properties The big picture A closer look at the details
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Science Seeks to provide naturalistic as opposed to supernatural explanations of the world Naturalistic forces: not intelligent, no intentions, no foresight, no purpose, blind, mechanical … Supernatural forces: intelligent, intentional, have foresight, purpose, even emotions
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Today _____________________________ Part 1: Two notions of language Looking at an apparent paradox Resolving the paradox Two views of language
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The Code Talker Paradox
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Interesting book
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Interesting books
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World War II The Japanese could intercept US communications, inflicting serious damage to US troops The search for efficient military codes quickly became a pressing issue
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World War II Philip Johnston , a WWI veteran, thought of using a code based on the Navajo language The Marine Corps called on the Navajo nation to support their military efforts …
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The first 29 code talker recruits being sworn in
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Code talkers were used as radio operators
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Word Navajo Literal Translation Airplanes Wo-tah-de-ne-ih Air Corps Dive Bomber Gini Chicken Hawk Torpedo Plane Tas-chizzie Swallow Observation Plane Ne-as-jah Owl Fighter Plane Da-he-tih-hi Hummingbird Bomber Jay-sho Buzzard Patrol Plane Ga-gih Crow Transport Plane Astah Eagle The code
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World War II Japanese cryptographers were never able to break the code … Many American lives were saved
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Navajo Code Talkers – By act of Congress 2000
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“The Navajo Language Was Used to Defeat the Enemy.”
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The Code Talker Paradox Navajo must be very different from Japanese (or English, or any other language) Navajo must be similar to English or
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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