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On 18 Apr 2001, at 18:15, Robin Faichney wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 08:49:55AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
> > On 04/18/01 05:52, Robin Faichney said this-
> > >"we have to distinguish
> > >between causation and conceptual framework translation"
> > OK, I know that's your manifesto at the moment, but, I have to admit
> > I'm fuzzy on what 'conceptual framework translation' actually _is_.
> > What is being translated and into what language?
> Genetics, when you get to a certain level of detail, requires the
> language of chemistry, rather than that of biology (biochemistry,
> microbiology, whatever -- you get the idea). Similar translations are
> required whenever we shift between levels of explanation. It's the
> different concepts that apply within them that distinguish between
And now, for his next act, the amazing linguistic prestidigitator (or
is that prestianaloguer?) Robin Faichney will fully explain self-
conscious awareness using nothing more than the elementary laws
of physics and the Periodic Table of Elements! Let's give him a
round of applause, ladies and gents!
> Robin Faichney
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