Re: truth and science

Garry DeWeese (deweese@ucsu.Colorado.EDU)
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 18:48:22 -0600 (MDT)

On Thu, 5 Jun 1997, Donald E Degraaf wrote:

> Dear David et al:
> No doubt there are some verities in the ongoing discussion of truth on
> this listserv. But the statement "The atomic weight of Gold is 79" " is
> not one of them.. I was going to let that goof pass, but since it is now
> being incorporated into "truth" theory, it's time for a correction.
> The atomic _number_ of gold is 79. But the atomic "weight" (or, atomic
> _mass_, as we physicists call it) of a natural mixture of gold isotopes
> is 197.0.
Touche. Of course you're right. I should have said atomic number.
Embarassing slip.