Originally Posted by Hjortron
Impossible. That's like trying to pick your favorite food.
Metaphorical invocations ... often suffer from the
weakness of giving such satisfaction to the human
mind that they tend to be mistaken for incisive and
illuminating observations. ---Torkel Franzen
It fitted with my conviction that every person should aim
to perform at some time in his life some serious useful
work for which it is highly improbable that there will be
any reward whatever other than his satisfaction therefrom.
Anyway, in the 200 years or so since homeopathy was invented, science has
given us the germ theory of disease, the discovery of viruses, the
development of genetics, ... the development of atomic theory and the
arrangement of elements into the Periodic table, and the formulation of
quantum mechanics and special and general relativity. But somehow now it's
the scientists who aren't open to "new" ideas? ---Shpalman
Intelligent Design has no answers. It can only make
itself look palatable by making evolution look less
palatable. It lives in a cardboard refrigerator box and
throws rocks through the windows of evolution's
unfinished mansion. ---Beleth
The light dove, cleaving the air in her free flight,
and feeling its resistance, might imagine that its flight
would be still easier in empty space.
Your statement appears to be syntactically valid, and I am
sure it has some sort of intuitive connotations for you,
but I can't extract any actual meaning from it at all.
---Stimpson J. Cat