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Posted by Mark on June 26, 2003 04:10:44 UTC

Then try an alternate route. Do not stubbornly hold to justifying the use of nursery rhymes in a no nonsense field like physics (or any intellectual debate). Could you imagine an esteemed theoretical physicist stepping up to a podium in a lecture hall at a university and starting, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Mary had a little lamb..."

What about President Bush on CNN: "My fellow Americans, Jack be nimble ... Jack be quick." I'd vouch for immediate impeachment and committal to a hospital. In resorting to nursery rhymes, you relieve yourself of any credability in knowing what your talking about.

Metaphors and analogies can potentialy give insightful perspective to an abstract concept. Nursery rhymes, however, are taking it too far.

Just a humble opinion.

- Mark

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