Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 08:25:34 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence

An interesting confusion of speech and language. Maybe among people with

the required linguistic output conditions of Hawking, he is a good

'speaker' (as we more easily recognize talented 'speakers' [actors,

singers, etc...] of ASL).

Just reminding you of modes and channels.

Dennis Preston


I think that people who have no ability to speak might be considered dumb.

I am also struck by the fact that Stephen Hawking would be a rather bad

orator but he is in fact one of the most intelligent people of the 20th

century. So does his limited faciltiy limit his spirit or intelligence? Why

even ask - that question is what limits.