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We do not expect any two members of a biological species to exhibit the same behavior or to have exactly the same appearance (Siamese cats do not have exactly the same appearance as European cats); but we do have the expectation that (with occasional exceptions ) two members of a species who are of opposite sex and who are biologically fertile will be able to mate and to have " " fertile offspring . If Twin Earth cats were never able to mate with Earth cats (and produce fertile offspring ), then not only biologists but laymen would say that Twin Earth cats are another species.

They knew, for example, the boiling point of water ( although not with present -day accuracy) . They knew the density of water. They certainly did not know all of the chemical reactions into which water enters. However , H2O and XYZ are supposed to be different compounds . ) . For example, it may be that when water is mixed with 5 and Cisadded and the mixture is heated, then the mixture turns green and drops a yellow precipitate , whereas when Twin Earth water is mixed with 5 and Cisadded and the mixture is heated, then one gets a tremendous explosion .

What he defends are assumptions 1 and 3. He contends that we have mental representations which determine the referents of common nouns , pronouns , and so on . Why does the argument from the division of linguistic labor not refute this ? ' ll l I What he believes is that this is their intention whether they formulate it to themselves in words (or unconscious representations ) or not . That there are lIintend ed" conditions of reference is a fundamental assumption of his theory . Moreover , this claim is accompanied in Searle's writings by a strange metaphysical story about how language hooks on to the world : the capacity of a concept in my mind to refer to something outside my mind is, Searle says, explainedby the brain's chemistry.

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