100 Most Important Science Books

kenneth Collins kpaulc at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 15 01:00:09 EST 1999


Bill Skaggs wrote:>[...]

> The distinction I had in mind is that butterflies are a product of
> nature, and collecting them can be a first step toward uncovering the
> regularities of nature (which I think is what Rutherford meant by
> "physics"), whereas stamps are a product of human bureaucracies and
> collecting them is not a first step toward anything particularly
> interesting, as far as I can see.

good analogical-distinguishing.

cheers, ken






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