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Re: [ontolog-forum] What words mean

To: "Pat Hayes" <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Rob Freeman" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 09:44:23 +0800
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On Feb 13, 2008 1:19 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> At 11:14 AM +0800 2/12/08, Rob Freeman wrote:
> > Is the "technical" meaning of Newton's word "gravity" the same as
> > Galileo's, or Einstein's?
> Yes, of course. All were referring to something in nature. That their
> theories of it differed somewhat does not change what they were referring
> to. But the phenomena referred to as 'chaotic' by chaos theory (for example)
> had not been previously identified as a category by any theory. If you want
> to talk about that, you ought to use that word; and if you use that word
> when referring to the theory, you ought to make sure you use it properly.    (01)

If by "properly" you mean in strict accordance with the current
theory, then I reserve my right not to.    (02)

-Rob    (03)

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