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Group,

Here are some words for discussion that I prefer

to identify as orthogonal words, and therefore

not opposites. The loss of understanding that

comes with their improper use in relation to one

another is sometimes a philosophical problem

Space and Time--spacetime in particular, seems

to have evolved into many meanings by many

thinkers.

Objective and Subjective--philosophers who agree

that they are independent, sometimes reverse their

definitions.

Noumenon and Phenomenon--I like these words...

Especially since the noumenon is the only thing

in this world that is NOT a phenomenon.

Cause and Effect--if you don't think these are

independent, it's probably due to their both being

phenomenon. So the noumenon is independent

of cause and effect too.

Form and Function--form is the phenomenon and

function is the noumenon, or is it the reverse.

Classical and Relativistic--relarivistivity accounts

for half of the deflection from straight line (tangent)

motion that we observe, classical mechanics

accounts for the other half of deflections that we

observe. The relativistic part did not really happen,

and is an example of the distortion of reality

experenced by observers.

Inertia and Gravity--everybody knows that these

are orthogonal, don't they?

Mathematical Sums and Products--The Calculus

is nortorious for conversion of products to sums

and for accumulating all the terms of like power

into sums of terms that are themselves sums of

terms...My observation of the mathematics of

products, on the other hand, is that it does not

show a need for The Calculus in order to mimic

motion; sums emerge in the study of products

via the logarithm that preserves factors as

independent, never to be multiplied. Entropy

emerges as a consequence of the distribution

of the terms of a sum.

I could go on and on, does anyone else

know any orthogonal words? If you totally

ignore this note, I will understand.

Sincerely,

Bill

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