Thread: What is "IT"?
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:21 PM   #53
raul rodrigo
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Re: What is "IT"?

Good post, Tim.

Tim Fong wrote: View Post
Bogus. You aren't putting the movement of aikido into a rigorous biomechanical framework. This is because doing that would require you to conduct instrumented testing to objectively verify your conclusions. You haven't done that.

What you have is narrative. You are using the tools of legal analysis, i.e. hermeneutics. You pick out some bio-mechanical concept and try to show, through narrative and definitional games, how it is "the same" as a certain aikido movement. This is standard first year legal reasoning, which is entirely appropriate in court. It does not analyze motion.

One should not use kinematics to resolve thorny social problems. Likewise, one should not use hermeneutics to analyze motion.
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