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Re: [ontolog-forum] Axiomatic ontology

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From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 21:47:43 -0800
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On Friday 01 February 2008 19:18, Francis McCabe wrote:
> ...
> Being deterministic is not the same as being predictable. Chaos
> Theory/ Fractals tells us that; as does the weather.    (01)

Chaotic behavior occurs only in continuous systems. Digital computers 
are discrete, and that is not an incidental or unimportant difference. 
Digital systems don't exhibit the phenomena associated with nonlinear 
dynamics. There is no "sensitive dependence on initial conditions," 
no "strange attractors," etc.    (02)

> ...
> Frank    (03)

Randall Schulz    (04)

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