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Posted 12/3/17 , edited 12/4/17
Let's talk about Professor Noam Chomsky.
I don't agree with everything he says but he provides an interesting view on things.






Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history. Among his groundbreaking books are “Syntactic Structures”, “Language and Mind,” “Aspects of the Theory of Syntax,” and “The Minimalist Program,” each of which has made distinct contributions to the development of the field. He has received numerous awards, including the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, the Helmholtz Medal and the Ben Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science.

Chomsky introduced the Chomsky hierarchy, generative grammar and the concept of a universal grammar, which underlies all human speech and is based in the innate structure of the mind/brain. Chomsky has not only transformed the field of linguistics, his work has influenced fields such as cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, computer science, mathematics, childhood education, and anthropology.

Chomsky is also one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world. He has written more than 100 books, his most recent being “Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.”
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Awards
Guggenheim Fellowship (1971)
APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology (1984)
Orwell Award (1987, 1989)
Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences (1988)
Helmholtz Medal (1996)
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science (1999)
Sydney Peace Prize (2011)


https://chomsky.info/bios/
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Chomsky is what's known as a "gate keeper" or "controlled opposition". In other words he's a fraud and a pseudo-intellectual
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LuffyRedHawk wrote:

Chomsky is what's known as a "gate keeper" or "controlled opposition". In other words he's a fraud and a pseudo-intellectual


Please do elaborate. Why do you think he is a pseudo-intellectual and why do you think pseudo science is bad?
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