The fable is about how knowing only the name of the species doesn't tell you anything about the bird, not about how names are used for categorizing and retrieving knowledge.
Originally Posted by grant hutchison
And I have to say it's a bit strange to read about this research for me, since I have no trouble remembering lots of things about people, but I have trouble remembering their names.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain