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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model or Reality

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From: Jon Awbrey <jawbrey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 16:40:10 -0400
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hey, we're jes talkin' here ...    (02)

the final exam is down the hall ...    (03)

whether you believe in the proctor or not ...    (04)

ja    (05)

John F. Sowa wrote:
> Jon,
> That is true:
> JA> It is sufficient for the totally wrong to prevail that
>  > the half-right do nothing to discover the missing half.
> But if (p and q) is the case, there are two ways to correct
> somebody who says p.
>   1. Say "You're right, but you forgot q."
>   2. Say "You're wrong.  p is trivial and you have to say q."
> That's what I meant by taking one step at a time.
> JA> Moi? -- I took my baby steps a long time ago ...
> 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.
> John    (06)

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