Traits and/or states

Kirk Fitzhugh kfitzhug at NHM.ORG
Thu Oct 30 11:55:26 CST 2003


At 01:46 PM 10/30/03 -0600, you wrote:
>At 11:34 AM 10/30/03 -0800, Kirk Fitzhugh wrote:
>>Assuming you are a realist, a flower does exist as an
>>observer-independent object. But the statement, "I see a flower with red
>>petals," is a
>>theory-laden construct intended to convert one's sense perceptions into a
>>familiar conceptual framework about what exists around us.
>
>What we have here is a $200 answer to a fifty cent question ...

The question and response were worthy of more than a condescending quip.

Kirk

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