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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 09:49:11 -0400
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Chris,    (01)

I just wanted to comment on one point:    (02)

 > On the whole, I suggest, it is probably better to re-do ones
 > own logic from scratch than to try to read through the history
 > of logic (not sure why one should need to read the history)
 > and sort out the very small fraction that may be relevant.    (03)

Santayana's response is appropriate:    (04)

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."    (05)

With respect to logic, the same ideas have been learned and
forgotten repeatedly throughout the past 50 years of AI and
computer science.  Unfortunately, each reinvention has usually
been worse than the one that was forgotten.    (06)

John    (07)

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