martmann4 wrote:Wow that stupid comment really cemented your point, bravo!
Ok, let me clean up the quote as a search key:
quote "the map is not the territory"
Gosh, I only get about 12,000 references to that EXACT phrase on Google. So, praytell, how is the comment "stupid" if it is used so widely? If we were to get into general semantics, we'd see articles like:
"Hayakawa, S.I., Language in Thought and Action, Harcourt, Brace and Company, (New York), 1949, p.31: "The symbol is NOT the thing symbolized; the word is NOT the thing; the map is NOT the territory it stands for."
The image of a prism is NOT a prism. You can draw anything you wish, no matter how fanciful, and it need not reflect that which exists in reality. At best, the DSOTM album has a very nice graphic on it, but even there it fails: the bands of color are shown as being distinct; they have edges. In reality, the spectrum would appear "smeared" as one goes through the entire transition of colors (you know, like in a rainbow?)
I believe that your comment was not only incorrect but merely the flatulent emission of an untutored mind.