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Re: [xmca] Progress: Reality or Illusion?

Steve Gabosch wrote:
Hi Andy,
Let me see if I am grasping your point.
Let me begin by agreeing with what I see as your premise. I agree that two things can only be compared when compared to a relevant third.
No, that is not what I am saying, Steve. Only quantities can be compared. You can't compare, for example, red and green, and ask which is more. So before a quantitative comparison is to be made one must have settle the appropriate means of quantification and the practical means of comparison. The resulting claim then is meaningful: "Cats are heavier than mice."


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