Bryan J. Maloney <bjm10 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>In article <UN9ysBAJt9j1EwHz at rauko.demon.co.uk>, Marc Read
><Marc at rauko.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Bryan J. Maloney <bjm10 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>> >I also consider Latin to
>> >be useful for historians and antiquarians. It's dead. No natural
>> >scientist needs it these days.
>>>> True... Greek is *far* more useful for understanding etymologies and
>> nuances of words.
>>Haven't had to trace etymologies once in my decade of working at the
>cutting edge of molecular biology, thank you very much. So, how many
>vaccines have *you* helped design?
>Hmm. And I frequently finds it helps my students to understand concepts
and to learn otherwise hard vocabulary. How many high school pupils have
*you* enthused about science recently?
<Note for the hard of humour: please note the implicit smiley.>
Marc Read <>< <*> Whoe'er would search the starry sky,
marc at rauko.demon.co.uk Its secrets to divine, sir,
Should take his glass -- I mean, should try
A glass or two of wine, sir!