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Re: [ontolog-forum] Time representation

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 02:35:38 -0500
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Pat,    (01)

Engineering is different from experimental science, which
is different from theoretical science.    (02)

PH> The word "ontology" used in our sense in this forum refers to
 > the construction of computational artifacts written in formal
 > languages. This is an entirely different subject from philosophical
 > ontology.    (03)

I agree.  It corresponds to the difference between physics and
electrical engineering.    (04)

PH> IMO, engineering based on purely philosophical thinking and
 > distinctions is almost always bad engineering.    (05)

I also agree with that.    (06)

You wouldn't ask a physicist to build a radio.  In fact, you
probably wouldn't ask a modern electrical engineer to build one.
You'd be better off asking a 12-year-old kid who got a radio
kit for Christmas.    (07)

John    (08)

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