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Re: [ontolog-forum] Event Ontology

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 10:52:54 -0500
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On Sep 7, 2009, at 10:58 PM, Rich Cooper wrote:
> ...[Azamat wrote]:
>> True reality is in kinds, natural kinds and species, not in  
>> individual events but their change kinds.
> No, species have constituent genes, culturally determined and  
> individual instance behaviors, and all the appurtenances thereunto.   
> There is no reality in kind classifications; merely the convenience  
> of a compressed representation and resulting communication channel  
> conservation.  Shakespeare erred; the play is not the whole thing,  
> just a decomposition of constituents thereof.  A plurality of other  
> plays awaits the patient.
>> Animality and humanity and rationality are always with us,  
>> individual substances, marked by contingency and temporality, but  
>> aimed at forming timeless global techno-organic-political kinds, as  
>> the future Internet of things and human beings.
> Or something. What have you been smoking (vaporizing)?    (01)

Seriously?  You're going to insult him for (I guess) lack of clarity  
immediately after composing the word salad above (not to mention the  
rest of your message)?    (02)

Chris Menzel    (03)

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