[Taxacom] We are cataloguing hypotheses & not real things -- I hope everyone appreciates the implications of this. Was Global species lists ....
pierre.deleporte at univ-rennes1.fr
Fri Aug 30 08:02:11 CDT 2013
Le 30/08/2013 12:32, Ashley Nicholas wrote:
> Dear All,
> in this case species hypotheses (species are not real entities -- Popper's World 2)?
Poper's world 2 is sort of 'mental states',
hence something that can materially exist as a neuronal process in an
= a bunch of neurones in successive states
so, rather Popper's world 3 = concepts in themselves (e.g. hypotheses),
hence materially inexistant
= ironically "The unwordly world 3 of Karl Popper" (Bunge, 1981)
> We measure specimens and populations (Popper's World 1). We extrapolate this limited data to hypothesise species.
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