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Re: The RM, Newtonian mechanics, algrebra and incompleteness

From: Tony <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk>
Date: 2 Jun 2004 02:23:05 -0700
Message-ID: <c0e3f26e.0406020123.7417b9d4@posting.google.com>


"mountain man" <hobbit_at_southern_seaweed.com.op> wrote in message news:<JP9vc.1213$rz4.721_at_news-server.bigpond.net.au>...
> "Paul" <paul_at_test.com> wrote:
>
>
> > No, I think in this analogy Newton's model does correspond to a specific
> > database design. The possibility that the relational theory itself is
> > wrong corresponds to the possibility that algebra is wrong.
>
> Or incomplete, as has been formally demonstrated
> at least 30 years prior to the emergence of the RM.

"Wrong" and "incomplete" are not synonyms. If algebra is correct but incomplete, then it is safe to use it right? There may be a question it can't answer, but there are no questions for which it can give the wrong answer. Received on Wed Jun 02 2004 - 04:23:05 CDT

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