Re: dbdebunk 'Quote of Week' comment

From: Gene Wirchenko <>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 09:58:34 -0700
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On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:51:51 -0500, Dan <> wrote:

>On 8/19/2005 10:15 AM, Alex Papadimoulis wrote:
>>>I have found I can use surrogate keys and
>>>suffer none of the grief you attribute to them.
>>>I guess I should declare 27 years of involvement
>> In my travels, I have been to all corners of North America. I've been
>> atop mountans. I've peered out of skyscraper. I've even flown in a
>> plane. With all my traveling experience, I have yet to find any
>> evidence whatsoever that the earth is round; as far as I can tell, it's
>> flat as a board (moutants et al withstanding).
>Ever watch a ship disappear over the horizon?

     Did you figure out yourself that that meant the earth is round, or did you find out about that from elsewhere?


>> When you teach yourself something, you end up relying on your own
>> observations and assumptions. When you rely on what you know, you lose
>> out on volumes of collective knowledge and experience. Had you not read
>> it in a science book, do you really think you'd come to the conclusion
>> that the earth is round?

     Being "practical" as it is often used means ignoring what anyone else has to say.


Gene Wirchenko Received on Fri Aug 19 2005 - 18:58:34 CEST

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