Re: There's no 3-legged animal

From: John W Burgeson (
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 12:55:36 EDT

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    Hammond wrote: " Feynman's favorite demurer to them at Los Alamos, was
    "that's crazy" and it's reported that he could often be heard saying it
    loudly to Hans Bethe... ."

    That sparks a thought. If I know you well, and we are friends over a long
    time, I might well say to you "you're an idiot," or "that's crazy."

    If I did not know you well, then I'd probably not say that, even though
    I'd think it.

    Pauli's (reputed) second quotation is one which I cannot think of a place
    where it would be anything than out of place and uncivil.

    John Burgeson (Burgy)
           (science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
            humor, cars, God's intervention into natural causation, etc.)

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