We are, to use his (Editor: Korzybski) phrase, “time-binders”, while plants are “chemistry-binders”, and animals are “space-binders”. Chemistry-binding is the capacity to transform sunlight into organic chemical energy; space-binding, the capacity to move about and control a physical environment. Human have these capacities, too, but are unique in their ability to transport their experience through time. As time binders, we can accumulate knowledge from the past and communicate what we know to the future.

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