Selection as metaphor
Note the metaphorical usage and issues surrounding 'selection' by EpiCurus, Pierre Flourens, EpiCurus#Professor_Janet_on_Epicurus , http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/Natural_Selection and how this relates to the Pattern or design binary opposites.
There is no such thing as a literal meaning, all of language functions solely as metaphor. Dictionaries document the majority usage. IN the majority of cases decision,selection,acts,produce,process are metaphors used to describe a pattern with a Purpose1.
- The man selected the house on the right to destroy.(Purpose1)
- After scrambling the marbles in the bucket the man made a 'selection at random'. Random in this case is the metaphor for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probability_sampling (probability sampling, a Purpose1 driven activity.
- The tornado selected the house on the left to destroy. Tornado's don't have (Purpose1).
- The cat kicked over a bucket filled with alphabetic letters, scattering a 'random sampling' over the floor. No Purpose1.
Many dictionaries also lists selection's "biological" definition, but because Life1 itself isn't the defined in terms of their materialist premises, there can't be a definition of 'selection' in terms of the study of life(biology). Biology is defined as the Study of life.
Private usenet group where I post notes on tautologies. Name: Tautology notes on Google groups.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/tautology-notes/iTxfLtWBoxA Notes on metaphors