K C Cheng
kccheng at postoffice.idirect.com
Wed Sep 23 17:11:27 EST 1998
Walter Eric Johnson wrote:
> K C Cheng (kccheng at postoffice.idirect.com) wrote:
> : What's wrong with being a kook so lon as he has that talent and
> : knowledge? It's better being a talented kook than being an ignorant
> : dummkopf(dummy)! Einstein was a kook! =
> You have grieviously maligned Dr. Albert Einstein. He was not a kook!
> On the contrary, he was one of the most esteemed scientists of all
> There is no honor in being a kook. In fact, kooks are invariably
> looked down upon by the people they are trying so hard to impress.
> And once you become known as a kook, your repuatation is probably
> impossible to salvage.
> It seems to me that kooks are often those people who wish to get
> attention in some field but who either do not wish to put in the
> work required to contribute to the field or who are incapable of
> putting in the work required. The result is that anyone past a
> minimum level of sophistication in the field finds it impossible
> to take you at all seriously.
> That does not describe Dr. Einstein at all.
> It does describe a n of people i
> Do not confuse kooks with people considered to be somewhat
> Eric Johnson
If that is your definition of a "kook," I am not one either. However,
don't you think you call me a "kook" in that restricted sense too
early? How do you know I do not wish to contribute to knowledge? I
just said that I have a 10.5 hour video coming out to make it
comprehensible to even high school students. Why you want to jump to
conclusions when you don't know enough to esteem me, much less paying me
the right esteem you give to Einstein?
Wait and you won't regret. Don't talk too early lest you offend a great
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