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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model or Reality

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 16:28:21 -0400
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Jon,    (01)

That is true:    (02)

JA> It is sufficient for the totally wrong to prevail that
 > the half-right do nothing to discover the missing half.    (03)

But if (p and q) is the case, there are two ways to correct
somebody who says p.    (04)

  1. Say "You're right, but you forgot q."    (05)

  2. Say "You're wrong.  p is trivial and you have to say q."    (06)

That's what I meant by taking one step at a time.    (07)

JA> Moi? -- I took my baby steps a long time ago ...    (08)

I didn't deny that you did.  But your readers who just say p
need somebody to give them partial credit while leading them
to say q.  If you flunk them on the first exam, they're not
going to come back for more.    (09)

John    (010)

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