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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 23:58:56 -0400
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Deborah,    (01)

The point I was making is that you get inconsistent theories
even in science and engineering.    (02)

 > Science and ontology design are in the awkward position of
 > practicing due diligence and trying ones best while discordant
 > beliefs are swirling all around, colliding head on, wrecking
 > everything now and then.    (03)

You don't have to get to politics and religion.  Just look at
the multiple versions of any large computer program.  Every
time you get a new patch or update to any operating system,
incompatibilities (i.e., inconsistencies) arise.    (04)

Even in physics, the general equations are so hard to solve
that *every* application makes simplifying assumptions that
are specialized for that application -- and they are
inconsistent with the assumptions that are made for other
kinds of applications.    (05)

John    (06)

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