Ontologies is related with Philosophy issues (so part of my real interest)
and Philosophy is about reality (how is structured, how is knowledgeable,
and how is tranformed)). Reality is not binary and any included concept
is also not binary. Of course, any observer can define a binary measurement
system, but a continuous ones is better. Philosophy is also on
spiritual issues, in such cases, the scales are binary! --> goodness
or oppositive (of course with different extent of positive or negative
impacts on the system). Well, just a contribution for it,
Manuel Mora (01)
Jack Ring wrote:
> One more try.
> Tell us, is YOUR "perfection" binary?
> On Dec 15, 2010, at 3:42 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:
>> On Dec 15, 2010, at 3:18 PM, Jack Ring wrote:
>>> (Moved from ontology-summit)
>>> Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
>>> December 15, 2010 10:35:44 AM MST
>>> Wrote ---
>>> This just isn't relevant. Matthew provided a simple counterexample to
>>> your assertion that "quality is binary": a case where there are five
>>> (equally severe) bugs in a program and four are fixed is obviously an
>>> improvement in quality short of perfection. Case closed; quality
>>> isn't binary (unless you mean something idiosyncratic by "quality").
>>> Your pointing out that you can modify the conditions of his example
>>> in such a way that it is no longer a counterexample is irrelevant.
>>> Suppose you claim that all the balls in the bin are red or green. If
>>> Matthew reaches in and pulls out a blue one, it is no defense of your
>>> claim to reach in and pull out a red or green one. ++++++++++++
>>> I have reviewed Matthew's original post and do not find "(equally
>>> severe)" anywhere. So I will let Matthew speak for himself and point
>>> out to you that "severe" is a Highly Ambiguous term (or will
>>> ambiguous suffice?)
>> You're still missing the point. True, Matthew did not expressly say
>> "equally severe", but he was obviously purporting to give you a
>> counterexample to "quality is binary", so it is incumbent upon us as
>> charitable readers to interpret his words so as to make the best sense
>> of them in the context. But look, let's suppose (what is wildly
>> untrue) that Matthew is so thick that he wouldn't have realized that in
>> order for the scenario he proffered to serve as a counterexample, the
>> program bugs would have to be roughly equal in severity (and of
>> sufficient severity to impede the program's intended function). It is
>> STILL the case that the tidied up version that I provided IS a
>> counterexample and THAT — namely, that counterexamples to "quality is
>> binary" exist — was the point. To alter the analogy: Suppose you claim
>> that all the balls in the bin are red or green. And suppose Matthew,
>> poor color-blind fellow, reaches in and grabs what he thinks is a blue
>> ball when in fact it is green. But then suppose I reach in and pull
>> out an actual blue ball. It is no defense of your claim that
>> "ball-in-the-bin-colors are binary" to point out Matthew's error.
>>> Also, pls be aware that "quality is binary" is not my assertion. It
>>> is a report about what's going on in the real world.
>> People give false/misleading/confused/incoherent reports of what's
>> going on in "the real world" all the time. So what? We've simply
>> stumbled into another one.
>>> If you choose to present your view of quality in a case for use by
>>> the Ontology Summit with business people then don't be surprised if
>>> the audience reaction is 'just another software weenie.'
>> Ah, the trusty ad hominem. Last resort of the man bereft of arguments.
>> Chris Menzel
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