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Peter Seebach seebs at plethora.net
Tue Nov 23 20:51:20 EST 1999

In article <VmE_3.16949$1C4.163389 at news1.online.no>,
patrik bagge <patrik-b at online.no> wrote:
>All sciences so far have boiled down to something
>useful or deadly, it's not _a_ science if it does not
>, just another fantasy of mind...

The legends of my people say that Boole died a happy man, having been the
first mathematician ever to conceive of a field of study with *absolutely no
practical applications*.

He now spins in his grave at 500Mhz.

Science is welcome to take arbitrarily long times to find practical
applications; I, for one, welcome research into "useless" fields, because,
time and time again, we've found support for the claim that there *are*
no useless fields.

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