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Re: [ontolog-forum] What words mean

To: "Rob Freeman" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:30:54 -0600
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At 9:44 AM +0800 2/13/08, Rob Freeman wrote:
>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.
>If by "properly" you mean in strict accordance with the current
>theory, then I reserve my right not to.    (01)

Fair enough. I reserve my right to ignore you until you learn to 
communicate properly. Right now, you are just making noises and not 
actually saying anything.    (02)

Pat    (03)

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