Event Title

Sound is Existence, Enunciation is Intelligence: A Look into “The Great Silence” by Ted Chiang

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Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

8-4-2017 1:10 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 1:30 PM

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Is Vocalization Intelligence?

In “The Great Silence”, the author addresses the importance of sound and how enunciation and vocalization should determine our value and intelligence. Throughout the story, the parrot talks about how intelligent life exists on earth but humans fail to acknowledge that fact and disregard the analytical and memorization skills it requires to perform this function.

The example being in this case his own species, specifically parrots, who are not considered as intelligent as humans although they demonstrate a high level of understanding in addition to their ability to enunciate.

In this context, it is empirical to discuss the different aspects of the argument presented by the author and compare them to the research addressing this topic. Also, if something as complex as intelligence can be addressed from a single perspective and have one main component: enunciation.

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Sound is Existence, Enunciation is Intelligence: A Look into “The Great Silence” by Ted Chiang

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1306

Is Vocalization Intelligence?

In “The Great Silence”, the author addresses the importance of sound and how enunciation and vocalization should determine our value and intelligence. Throughout the story, the parrot talks about how intelligent life exists on earth but humans fail to acknowledge that fact and disregard the analytical and memorization skills it requires to perform this function.

The example being in this case his own species, specifically parrots, who are not considered as intelligent as humans although they demonstrate a high level of understanding in addition to their ability to enunciate.

In this context, it is empirical to discuss the different aspects of the argument presented by the author and compare them to the research addressing this topic. Also, if something as complex as intelligence can be addressed from a single perspective and have one main component: enunciation.