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Re: Adios, "Brachiosaurus" brancai

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 4:20 PM, don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- 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...

ObIrrelevantAnecdote: I actually saw two physicists having a similar
conversation earlier this week.

Andreas Johansson

Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?