Editorial for Some Thinking Scientists - content

react at ix.netcom.com react at ix.netcom.com
Mon May 18 01:47:56 EST 1998

Marc Andelman wrote:
> react at ix.netcom.com wrote:
> >
> >
> >         It's useless to roam about scientifically,
> >         Each man learns only what he can
> >         But the man who grasps the opportunity---
> >         There is the real man.
> >
> > I forget the line and page, but it is Book I.  I'd be careful quoting
> > Goerte to prove a point.  Satan's worldly truth is truth none-the-less,
> > and to benefit from the wisdom of denying Satan requires that you
> And for the best anti-academic quotes of all time
> "Zwar weiss ich veil,

....as thinks anyone who replaces reason with quotes.  You hate academics
so much, yet you practice their worst traits.  I'm sure that what you
are exhibiting here is jealousy that you won't admit to, and I don't
understand why you don't try to grow out of it.

But it's hardly an anti-academic quote, even in context.  It's Faustus'
subsequent commentary that is anti-academic, yet Faustus was abandoning
science.  Goerthe was rather a lousy scientist as well, and I expect
that Faustus dissatisfaction mirrors his own.  Truly great books require
truly great readers to appreciate them, yet you, while extolling
Goerthe, want to grovel in your mire of pettiness.  Stand up and be a


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