So I’m reading Tecumseh Fitch (paper here) on the Biolinguistic Enterprise. He asserts that there are 3 extremely hard problems that stand in the way of bringing biolinguistics to the stage of real science. Oddly, I seem to have something to say about all three, and from the way he poses the problems, I doubt we are in any danger of reaching agreement any time soon.
The 3 problems are:
- We don’t know how brains generate minds,
- We don’t know how genes control development form single cell to complex organism, and
- We don’t have a theory of meaning.
My brief comments on each after the break.