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Re: [ontolog-forum] [Obo-relations] Heterarchy & Hierarchy, oh my my

To: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 01:23:11 -0400
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On May 2, 2008, at 4:23 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:    (01)

>> Even underBarry Smith and Pierre Grenon's definition (from 
>> , a universal "is an entity with a spatiotemporal existence which is
>> yet distinct from its extension (the set of its instances) at any
>> given time." (page 1, 2nd paragraph).
> They really say that?  So NATURAL NUMBER has a spatio-temporal
> existence?    (02)

No, NATURAL NUMBER, isn't admitted in to their ontologies. At least  
not yet.    (03)

(not endorsing that, just pointing out that the inconsistency you  
suggest doesn't happen).    (04)

-Alan    (05)

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