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

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From: Ryan Kohl <kohl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 09:57:56 -0400
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Christopher Menzel wrote:
> I have to say, I find the the "spatiotemporal existence" condition in  
> a definition of "universal" utterly baffling.  Why build such a strong  
> philosophical prejudice into the entire framework from the git-go?   
> Barry and Pierre, are you *that* certain of your insight into  
> reality's Ultimate Nature?
It doesn't have to be a matter of certainty as much as clarity.  If I 
had to choose, I'd prefer a well-defined ontology I had problems with to 
a barely-defined ontology that I could interpret to taste.  Of course, I 
agree that in the crowded upper ontology marketplace, such a definition 
of 'universal' would need a stellar ad campaign.    (01)

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