Scripting News: “So, is your brain really hierarchic? I think it is. Here’s the informal demo.”
No, the brain doesn’t think in hierarchies. Categories in the human mind aren’t organised in hierarchies. That’s why hierarchical taxonomies ultimately always fail: we don’t think that way, and the world definitely doesn’t work that way (and even if it did it wouldn’t matter since we still wouldn’t think that way). That’s how I understand George Lakoff anyway.