3 thoughts on “An idea is not a thing: a new vision for science communication

  1. My motto has always been: Language does not exist, it happens. This dynamic aspect gets lost in various conduit models of communication where ideas are seen as objects packaged into words and transmitted along a pipeline etc to various passive receivers and language is seen as a vehicle for transportation. It might be worth re-reading Reddy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conduit_metaphor

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