As we saw last time, the natural human faculty for understanding means the ability to “read between the lines” and see the inner essence of a thing. At a very basic level, for instance, a written word is not merely made up of black marks on white paper, but has significance in its meaning.
A series of those words strung together is not merely a random concatenation of words thrown together, but is a sentence, conveying an even deeper meaning. Our ability to grasp this is why we experience the normal human thrill of discovery when, in first grade, we are able to decode “See Jane run” and understand what that sentence means.
However, human beings don’t and can’t remain at this simple...READ MORE