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Re: Storing data and code in a Db with LISP-like interface

From: mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 00:36:30 +0200
Message-ID: <442c5d08$0$11079$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>


Marshall Spight wrote:
> topmind wrote:
>

>>Ken Tilton wrote:
>>
>>>The world is not columns and rows, so you are forcing an unnatural
>>>representation onto your data.
>>
>>The world is a big tangled graph/network.

>
>
> Neither of these is true. The world is an approximate sphere
> with an outer silicate solid crust, a highly viscous mantle, a
> liquid outer core that is much less viscous than the mantle,
> and a solid inner core. The liquid outer core gives rise to a
> weak magnetic field due to the convection of its electrically
> conductive material.*

This goes to universe of discourse. Yours (geological?) is appearantly another than OP's (ontological?).

>
> Nowhere in the physical world will you find a mathematical
> object. Directly comparing anything physical to anything
> mathematical is invalid.
>
> The question of what kind of mathematical structure is best
> suited for a particular task is a good one. The question
> of which one is most like "the Real World(tm)" or "the
> way the Human Mind works" is not useful, and won't get
> you anywhere.
> * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth%27s_core
Received on Thu Mar 30 2006 - 16:36:30 CST

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