All tagged Analogy

Translation's Key

As I thought more about last week's blog, the question came to mind, 'What keeps our translations from being arbitrary?'. If no language corresponds exactly to another language (or even bigger to reality), how do I know that this is a mouse and that is a rat? I don't know that a completely undisputed answer for this question can be given. It gets into the questions of language and theories surrounding knowledge, those are philosophical waters into which I do not have the ability to wade too deeply.

Lost in Translation

The other day I had an amazing research day. For the last three weeks, I have been trying to find the answer to a question. It seemed that no answer could be found. However, on Tuesday I discovered a tiny thread. I started to tug on it, and the entire thing unraveled. I found the answer and it will prove to be really good content for my thesis.