Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Brett Evill b.evill at spamblocker.tyndale.apana.org.au
Tue Sep 29 10:44:46 EST 1998


In article <svyww6skwxe.fsf at alpha.hut.fi>, Andy Ylikoski
<ylikoski at alpha.hut.fi> wrote:


>Why ridiculous??  My opinion is that you are simply not fully aware
>what the followers of Washington have done for this world.
>
>The Americans were the first to send men on the Moon.  How many of our
>readers have greatly benefitted from the masterpieces of Voltaire??

If you are going to credit George Washington with putting Neil Armstrong
on the Moon, you might as well give St Paul or Augustus Caesar credit for
the same thing.

Oberth, Tsiolkovski, Hohman, and von Braun were not Americans, and they
would have got us there without George Washington's questionable
influence.

-- 
Brett Evill

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