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Re: [ontolog-forum] intangibles (was RE: Why most classifications are fu

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Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:21:07 -0400 (EDT)
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The words 'tangible' and 'intangible' do not admit gradations of variability.  There is nothing semi-tangible or almost intangible.

> so it looks more intangible than tangible.

No.   There are many physical things that are very hard to detect:  atoms, quarks, Higgs boson, neutrinos, etc.  But that does not  make them intangible.

Anything that has any observable effects of any kind is tangible.  And dark matter has huge effects:  it changes the way matter in galaxies and even intergalactic space is distributed.


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