GeekCLE Science Monday is a regular feature exploring the relationship between science and geek culture.
Words are a funny thing. They are powerful enough to drag men to war or rebuild communities. They create far away worlds from nothing and help us define who we were, who we are and who we wish we could be. However, say the same word over and over and you have a phenomenon called “semantic satiation” in which the repeated word loses all meaning. It’s been said that the only universal language is mathematics and perhaps that’s true for those that are fluent in it. Read more