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That Statement By Ruquist Is Literally IMPOSSIBLE (sorry, Ru)

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Posted by M.W.Pearson on November 25, 2002 05:41:30 UTC

Ruquist wrote:
"The first thing I noticed at Harvard was how humble the professors were, including all the Nobel Prize winners."

1) The first thing one notices at Harvard
are not the personality traits of all the Nobel Prize winners, however fine those traits might be.

2) The exception to 1) requires explanation
to be believed. In absence of explanation, it must be rejected as almost certainly a false fact.

3) If one met all the Nobel Prize winners at Harvard and ascertained their humility was genuine, that is quite a feat itself. But we are told that Ruquist noticed HOW humble they were.
HOW humble were they? Hardly humble at all? Very, very humble? As humble as a homeless person in a downpour? As humble as a "saved" recovering alcholic in a rescue mission? As humble as Elvis
in a movie?

4) Is somebody teasing us?

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