Re: virus: maxims and ground rules

psypher (
Tue, 11 May 1999 22:46:17 -0400 (EDT)

...good [metaphorical]lord man! I have new respect for the legend! any case, using your your example of

A=blue light
A=475 nm

that gives a lot to work with concerning frame of reference. The nature of this as a supposition outside a given frame of reference is clearer. Few people, if anyone, identifies coloured light by reference to wavelengths outside of certain specialized physicysts working in the field of optice. Someone unfamiliar with this field is unlikely to recognize

475 nm as referring to blue light.

...also, cultures which do not recognize the colour range including
blue (ie. this colour range is not linked to a symbolic referent in their conceptualization of the world) would not identify light at a wavelength of 475 nm as blue - they do not have a concept of "blueness" to begin with.

...also, the categorization of light by wavelength makes assumptions
about the role of number and measurement in describing the universe which is not compatible with some conceptualizations of number (I'm thinking of certain ancient systems, Oswald Spenler in "Decline of the West" goes into greater detail than I can here.)

...and I'd most definitely class "attributes" as "boundaries"

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