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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 09 2011,09:24   

Quote (Thought Provoker @ Mar. 09 2011,16:56)

I don't have an opinion either way on your decision to comment on Telic Thoughts.

However, I did enjoy your bringing up "Darwin being wrong about gemmules".

It is a better example than the one I would have chosen...
"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator...whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity..."

Oh I dunno
Lord Kelvin had a nice turn of phrase

"Thus we have the sober scientific certainty that the heavens and earth shall 'wax old as doth a garment,' and that this slow progress must gradually, by natural agencies which we see going on under fixed laws, bring about circumstances in which 'the elements shall melt with fervent heat.' With such views forced upon us by the contemplation of dynamical energy and its laws of transformation of dead matter, dark indeed would be the prospects of the human race if unillumined by that light which reveals 'new heavens and a new earth.'"

But Heaviside takes teh caek wiht Euclid for children is barbarous

As to the need of improvement there can be no question whilst the reign of Euclid continues. My own idea of a useful course is to begin with arithmetic, and then not Euclid but algebra. Next, not Euclid, but practical geometry, solid as well as plane; not demonstration, but to make acquaintance. Then not Euclid, but elementary vectors, conjoined with algebra, and applied to geometry. Addition first; then the scalar product. Elementary calculus should go on simultaneously, and come into vector algebraic geometry after a bit. Euclid might be an extra course for learned men, like Homer. But Euclid for children is barbarous.

He could have said that about the whole ID crowd especially their much vaunted "math" dudes who don't even know what information is. Hint ain't knowledge.

"I get a strong breeze from my monitor every time k.e. puts on his clown DaveTard suit" dogdidit
"ID is deader than Lenny Flanks granmaws dildo batteries" Erasmus
"I'm busy studying scientist level science papers" Galloping Gary Gaulin

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