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Re: Observations about facts in genomics

From: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:02:17 +0000
To: Jerven Bolleman <me@jerven.eu>
Cc: Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>, Jeremy J Carroll <jjc@syapse.com>, w3c semweb HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Message-ID: <874ng3sfbq.fsf@zerg32.ncl.ac.uk>

Yeah, I have heard this argument before. Soon as you give me an
assayable and testable definition for reality, I'm right with you. 


Jerven Bolleman <me@jerven.eu> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Phillip Lord
> <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
>> This is a broken definition of "good" to my mind. It suggests that we
>> should make all the distinctions that we can make, all the time.
>> Unfortunately, this means that everyone bears the cost of the complexity
>> all the time also.
> True but the other option is the current situation where we all bear
> the complexity of not knowing what we someone is really talking about.
> Leading to merging of information that should never have been merged
> and conclusions that are not worth the pixels they are displayed on.
> Sure there is a cost to ever more complex representations of
> information to match reality and this is not what I am advocating. I
> am advocating give reality a different IRI than the model.
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