Re: Proposed addition to L3 core
08 Sep '09 10:39
Hello Nicolas, All,
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Nicolas Le novère<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
>> It surprises me that, after even Nicolas conceded the weakness of
>> MIRIAM annotations, you still insist they are perfect and only
> I never "conceded" that those annotations could not be used to identified
> species of the same "kind". I merely pointed out that they had a limited
No you can not identify species, if it involves variants,
modifications and different complex formations.
>> If a species is a pool of indistinguishable things, it is only
>> natural that two species that contain the same indistinguishable
>> things have a unique relationship and therefore require a unique way
>> of being grouped. Trying to use the same grouping scheme for
>> distinguishable and indistinguishable things does not make sense.
> But ... this is exactly what we do not do. Species are grouping
> indistinguishable things. Groups are grouping sets of distinguishable things.
The species are distinguishable, the objects in it are indistinguishable.
Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
BioPAX Integration at Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org/biopax)
Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling
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