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Re: [ontolog-forum] UK apology for its treatment of Turing

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 17:56:08 -0400
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Pavithra,    (01)

I would certainly agree that the ancient Indians and other great
civilizations of the past had highly developed bodies of knowledge.
But a great deal of knowledge has been common to humanity for many
millennia.    (02)

 > For example, ancient Indians knew that one needs oxygen from the
 > air to be alive and vibrant.. and called it "Pranavayu" and
 > many yogas still revolves around circulating oxygen within the
 > different parts of ones body ..  from head to toe to rejuvenate
 > the body...  such knowledge is science and today's science agrees
 > with it..    (03)

Yes, but I doubt that they had done the experiments to distinguish
the components O and N.  It's hard to believe that there were any
human societies that did not understand the need to breathe.  It's
also hard to distinguish discoveries made by different civilizations
across the silk road from China to Egypt and Greece.  They had been
trading, communicating, and fighting with each for thousands of years.    (04)

Following is a book co-authored by Karl-Erik Sveiby (the man who
coined the term 'Knowledge Management') and an Australian aborigine
named Tex Skuthorpe:    (05)

    http://treadinglightly.sveiby.com/    (06)

The title is "Treading Lightly" and the subtitle is "The Hidden
Knowledge of the World's Oldest People" -- that is the accumulated
wisdom of the native Australians who had been isolated from other
human societies for about 40,000 years.    (07)

For various articles by Sveiby, including material related to that
book and other material related to knowledge management, see    (08)

    http://www.sveiby.com/articles/    (09)

John Sowa    (010)

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