18 September 2007

Mind-fornication

Interesting piece in this month's Wired magazine, about how a leading experimental psychologist thinks our brains may be hardwired to curse -- even before we have basic language skills.


To quote: "Pinker believes cursing is rooted in a primordial part of our brains, which means f-bomb-like utterances are not unique to Homo sapiens."

So next time Mom tells you your mind's in the gutter, you can say, "God dammity damn. So's yours, maw. All that crap's been in our damn heads since before the fish hopped outta the mud. Psychologist Steven Pinker says so. So step off, beeyotch!"

2 comments:

Maggie&Bandit said...

poooooopie!

gspence said...

this has blog-tential. I'm stealin' it.