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Comment author: Kal 26 November 2012 01:16:16PM 0 points [-]

I misunderstood the Q. In my opinion, yes. There is no other way to get a sound (ie, based on sheer deductive coherence) grasp of the subject. So, attack the issue for yourself:

The first one has a very minor error btw - prob a typo. Good exercise to find it. A friend of mine just pointed it out to me.

Comment author: JoshuaZ 26 November 2012 04:17:10PM 0 points [-]

So, can you explain how arguing over the definition of a word can ever pay rent?

Comment author: Eugine_Nier 26 November 2012 11:31:53PM *  2 points [-]

Well, in a sense every definition carries an implicit assertion that the described object corresponds to a cluster in thing space. See also 37 ways that words can be wrong.