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…but orange now and black

Non-point-oriented post with stuff about Noam Chomsky

Was surprised and pleased to discover that Dramatica has an artcile on Chomsky. Their handy cliffs notes of his life’s work (be aware that if you venture elsewhere in the ED, it won’t be long before you’re in NSFW territory):

Since Noam Chomsky is completely TL;DR [too long; didn’t read], ED presents to you a brief summary of all his publications:

  1. AMERIKKKANS ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS
  2. The class of Context Free Languages is subsumed by the class of Finite but Recursively Enumerable languages.
  3. THE WEST IGNORED THE GENOCIDE IN EAST TIMOR BECAUSE OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY INTERESTS!
  4. Children acquire their first language by making a series of hypotheses regarding the grammatical structure of the language, whereby the grammatical surface structure of phrases is mapped to the underlying deep semantic meaning of the utterance. JUST KIDDING!

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I love this video of Chomsky debating Foucault. It looks like Foucault is waiting for Chomsky to die so that he can eat his carcass, never less than when he’s picking his teeth (part 2, 3:20):

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