Reading and writing are complicated exercises, and require a tremendous amount o

Reading and writing are complicated exercises, and require a tremendous amount of training to perform at even a basic level. As college students, you have received countless hours of training and practice. And though the consensus seems to be that literacy has many positive effects on individuals and human societies, language systems can have also negative (or at least, limiting) effects on neurological and societal development.
For this discussion, I’d like you to relate a specific idea or theory/speculation presented in Cormac McCarthy’s essay on language, “The Kekule Probem,” (found here: http://nautil.us/issue/47/consciousness/the-kekul-problem
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) or in the Radiolab episode “Words,” (found here: http://www.radiolab.org/story/91725-words/
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) to one of your own experiences.
In other words, I’d like you use a personal anecdote to interpret/understand/explain, expand or contradict one of the concepts found in the materials listed above in around 300 words. Format (and cite your sources) according to MLA guidelines. CC

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