[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD
ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Mon Apr 4 01:50:44 PDT 2005
Mark Hahn wrote:
>>>this is utterly pointless, since we seem to disagree on axioms:
>>Not really. We disagree on basic definitions. Axioms are accepted
> no. axioms are the assumptions that underly a discussion.
> disagreeing on axioms leads only to the kind of noise we've been engaging in.
> I apologize for not quitting sooner.
Although you may feel that this is pointless, I've found it quite useful
to read your exchanges with Joe. In fact, I think that you are *both*
right about what an 'axiom' is. The word has at least three meanings:
a. maxim: A self-evident or universally recognized truth.
b. law: An established rule or principle.
c. postulate: A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true
without proof as the basis for argument.
Perhaps, in a similar way, you might agree that other words can have
more than one meaning according to the context in which they are used?
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