Distinction is perfect Continence. (Laws of Form)
Distinction is not numeric, it has no units of measurement and no scale of comparison. “Difference is not a quantity.” [⇒ QWAN]
As such, distinction is not grounded in science, it is grounded in Experience.
See *Keynote: Explorations in Laws of Form — Louis H Kauffman*. youtube
The making of a distinction is the beginning of order. It establishes the cleavage between the object distinguished and everything else in the field of perception. The act of distinction is a Choice made by an Observer to select this object rather than another or this dimension rather than that one. The making of a distinction precedes the sending of any message, the assignment or recognition of an identity/ and the determination of any criterion for judgment.