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Re: Adios, "Brachiosaurus" brancai

--- On Fri, 9/11/09, Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:

> 2009/9/11 Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com>:
> > But what do you use to allow someone to understand the
> meaning of your usage relative to the meaning of someone
> else's useage? How does one actually apply your use, when
> you have no definition or reference point?
> Taste, judgement, experience, consensus.  I know that
> a lot of people
> would love to find a way to make these things obsolete, but
> it ain't
> gonna happen.  They have always been crucial and they
> always will be:
> like everything else we do, science is a human process; to
> pretend
> otherwise is delusion.

Imagine this exchange taking place between two physicists or engineers...