Reminds me of discussions on philosophy of science. How Karl Popper asserted that a scientific fact is only a fact if it can be refuted. How things live to be torn down or replaced by experimental, empirical research.

Trying to search for a definition is almost the opposite of this, in that it is the search for a truth that cannot be refuted.

It is though a very 'human' activity - to find a consensus on what pattern we are all recognising, on what we can all grasp to move forward.

The harder it is to find a definition, the more sure you can be that there is something really there!!!

--192.100.124.218, 16-Dec-2003


Language is power. Everything is semiotics.

--J-Ko, 17-Dec-2003


Yes, words and names have power.

And like all power, it can be used for good or bad.

--JanneJalkanen, 17-Dec-2003



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