Posts made in September 4th, 2015


This is the principal of : Non-Allness the word or map does ┬ánot represent all the territory. A fundamental tenet of Aristotelian epistemology is the excluded middle. No gray, no middle values, no gradient. Thus it is possible to create rhetorical maps that describe no territory. You take a bite out of an apple, is it still an apple? At what point, exactly, does it not become an apple? v’s It’s an apple, or not an apple....

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To avoid unfortunate emotional reactions and inappropriate conclusions it is important to realize that semantic density varies with time and circumstance. For instance talking about France 1281 is different from France 2015. Similarly with John [age 4] and John [age 74]. When talking about a newspaper, or media, it would be more effective to index, say newspaper1 and newspaper2, rather than making sweeping generalizations.

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Our language is ill suited to evaluating entities as part of an environment. You are an ecology, within an ecology, within an ecology, and this must be kept in mind. An ecology, or system, is more than the sum of its parts. For instance a team, is more than a group of people. A person is more than a sack of blood and guts. Yet our language allows us to ignore this most important of all realities. As an example, people frequently...

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An operational definition is one that tells you how to demonstrate that which is to be defined. For instance, you would define gravity by dropping something. If you wanted or needed to go further you might measure its rate of fall, etc.. Definition: Wikipedia Measurements demand the use of operational definitions of relevant quantities. That is, a scientific quantity is described or defined by how it is measured, as opposed to some...

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