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Posted by Aurino Souza on October 10, 2002 15:15:58 UTC

Hi Harv,

I wish it were that simple. If I, a "small head", can question Stafford and Langan, can I question Einstein and Feynman? What criteria should I use?

I think the real lesson for me is that a million heads think better than one. But that goes against our Western habit of seeing progress as the isolated effort of a few heroic individuals, which I'm actually starting to suspect is a misconception anyway. Perhaps the real value in Einstein and Feynman is the success of their ideas rather than their truth. But if success becomes the measure of worth, I'm not ready to accept the idea that Michael Jackson is greater than Bach.

And that brings me back to square one...

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