I have been messing around with the concept of categorization lately, and have decided that it has dangerous consequences. So I’d like to investigate the topic a bit more and perhaps offer a solution as to a perhaps a better way of thinking about things.
First of all let’s look at why we categorize. It is clear that putting things into categories is an inherent quality of how we think. And there are a lot of good arguments for categorization. Let’s face it. The world is a noisy place. There are a lot of: people, other animals, plants, types of weather, places to see, dangers to be aware of, things to learn, beliefs, truths, languages, cultures…well you get the picture. The list goes on and on. What we can gather is that the world is a noisy, chaotic place. Quite honestly we never would have started to walk upright…
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