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## Re: [ontolog-forum] {Disarmed} Reality and Truth and Waclaw's height

 To: ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Charles D Turnitsa Thu, 17 May 2007 22:46:44 -0400
 Stating that Waclaw is 0.73 within the set of tall people seems somewhat of statement with a lot of precision but not a lot of certainty.  After all, by applying the determinant of 0.73 to the determinable "set of tall people" we apply a nice determinant with at least an (somewhat) objective value attached to it (0.73).  The problem is that we are pairing this with a determinable of "set of tall people".  What exactly is that?  Is there some range - and is the range weighted.  What is the mean, the median, some measures of standard deviation, etc - what does it mean to be 0.73 tall?  Truth is in the eye of the perceiver.  If I am 130cm tall, then tall means something, but on the other hand if I am 185cm tall, then tall means something else - subject to my viewpoint.  Without objective scale, truth is relative.Charles TurnitsaProject ScientistVirginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation CenterOld Dominion University Research Foundation(757) 638-6315 (voice)cturnits@xxxxxxx``` _________________________________________________________________ Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/ Subscribe/Config: http://ontolog.cim3.net/mailman/listinfo/ontolog-forum/ Unsubscribe: mailto:ontolog-forum-leave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/ Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/ To Post: mailto:ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (01) ```
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