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Re: Perfect Organisms

Hear, hear, how true for natural kinds. How untrue for, say cultivars.
Cultivars are "defined" and they are bred and maintained to keep exactly
withing the definition of it. So a particular instant of a cultivar (a
plant) may indeed be perfectly 100% according to the "truth" behind it. That
is because the human mind in this case defined the "truth" and "created"
images/instances of it by breeding.


----- Original Message -----
From: Iza & Carol Goroff <goroff@idcnet.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: dinsdag 9 mei 2000 3:47
Subject: Perfect Organisms

> Plato in the famous "Cave of the Shadows" section of the Republic said
that the
> instances of what we see in the objects of our experience are like the
> cast by the "truth". How that applies to an individual living being is
> such is an inadequate representative of the principles defining the type.
> principles are the truth which one should seek, looking past the specimen.
> Iza Goroff
> Whitewater Wisconsin

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