Re: virus: Kiddie Brodies (was: only two levels)

joe dees (
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 22:04:10 -0400

At Fri, 16 Apr 1999 02:22:29 -0700, you wrote:
>Joe Dees wrote:
>>>Where do the laws of physics come from? It's the sort of question
>>>only children and geniuses ask--certainly most physicists are far
>>>too busy putting the laws to work.
>>This is the paragraph to which you pointed me, in its entirety. Besides
>>being rhetorical, it is simply plain wrong. Children are not considering
>>such a question because they have not even gotten to the stage where
>>they can, like adults, apply such laws, for they do not yet know them..
>"Why is the sky blue?"
>-Prof. Tim

Asking why the sky and sea are blue, grass is green, blood is red, the sun is yellow and the moon is white are not in the same category as asking why objects in motion in a vacuum tend to stay in motion, why the law of entropy works and why the speed of light in a vacuum is 186286.3 mps or thereabouts, or why gravity will bend it. Joe E. Dees
Poet, Pagan, Philosopher

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