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CrazyEyeJoe  ·  3530 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Mystery of Personal Identity

I recommend that you listen to this episode of Radio Lab: http://www.radiolab.org/story/91725-words/

I think you'll find it quite illuminating.

Basically, it's about how language completely shapes our thought processes. I haven't listened to it in a while, but I found the evidence presented in it to be astounding, and quite convincing. A deaf, grown man without language is taught sign language. Afterwards, he can't remember what it was like to not have language.