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RE: [ontac-forum] Re: The world may fundamentally be inexplicable

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From: "West, Matthew R SIPC-DFD/321" <matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 17:14:01 -0000
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Dear Barry,    (01)

> I also submit that, given the need to acquire users of whatever 
> results from our work, most of whom will not be specialists in 
> ontology, the need to be consistent with a four-dimensionalist 
> ontology according to which there are no dogs but only doggy 
> processes, is not a sensible constraint.    (02)

If this gross misrepresentation of a 4D position were true then
this might be reasonable. Fortunately it is just a misrepresentation
which you rather boringly put on 4 Dimensionalists so that you can
make fun of it. It is an old trick which I find not really very 
clever.    (03)

Regards    (04)

Matthew West
Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
Shell Centre, London SE1 7NA, United Kingdom    (05)

Tel: +44 20 7934 4490 Mobile: +44 7796 336538
Email: matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx
http://www.matthew-west.org.uk/    (06)

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