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Re: In an RDBMS, what does "Data" mean?

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 20:29:39 -0500
Message-ID: <calje9$qd6$1@news.netins.net>


"Anthony W. Youngman" <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:ZoGxRIEcWizAFwDp_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk...
> In message <An3yc.2600$FE6.1451_at_newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>, Eric Kaun
> <ekaun_at_yahoo.com> writes
> >"Anthony W. Youngman" <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
> >news:8jbIDPPhC7xAFwHy_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk...
> >> In message <lgGxc.6818$eP2.1437_at_newssvr32.news.prodigy.com>, Eric Kaun
> >> <ekaun_at_yahoo.com> writes

<snip>
> >Mathematics requires axioms - does logic? I thought it was purely
symbolic
> >manipulation, which is defined for relational.
> >
> Logic is used to manipulate axioms to give theorems. The result is a
> model.

>

> So no, if you're being pedantic, maybe logic doesn't require axioms. But
> in the same way as an axe doesn't *require* wood. Just as an axe with
> nothing to chop is useless, so is logic without axioms to manipulate.

Logic as a branch of mathematics most definitely requires axioms. --dawn Received on Mon Jun 14 2004 - 20:29:39 CDT

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