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Hi — Dysk (contribs) 20:01, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello. I have next to no idea what I am doing. Prototype Mad Scientist (talk) 20:19, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Don't worry about it. Eventually you learn where the buttons are :) — Dysk (contribs) 20:27, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Potential experiments[edit]

You want to conduct an experiment with me? We lock children in a room for the first 20 years of their life to see if they still develop linguistic skills. I think it's worth it, don't you?--Don Juan (talk) 21:01, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

We have examples of something like this. It's highly unlikely that they'd develop language in any reasonable sense. Especially if their just lock in a room with no stimulation. Prototype Mad Scientist (talk) 23:15, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

My joke was a reference to a half-ass experiment Frederick Barbarossa once conducted in order to see if children left with no contact for the first few years of their life develop Hebrew as their natural language.--Don Juan (talk) 00:54, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

OH! I think I remember reading that. It may have been because of previous research that babies babbled similarly to their native languages. I guess he mixed in some ridiculous nationalism about all languages coming from his own, and tried to prove it in the most unethical way he could think of. Prototype Mad Scientist (talk) 00:57, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

No, he did it in order to test a hypothesis that Hebrew is the natural language of all of humanity, simply because of the Tower of Babel fable.--Don Juan (talk) 01:11, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Damn it. And here I thought I might give humanity some credit.Prototype Mad Scientist (talk) 01:13, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Nope, faith finds a way to ruin everything, I suppose.--Don Juan (talk) 01:36, 8 December 2018 (UTC)