[DWJ] Neal Stephenson and Philip Pullman

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Wed Feb 21 19:03:24 EST 2007

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Otter Perry's .sigfile wrote:

> When a distinguished but elderly scientist says that something is 
> possible, he is almost certainly right. When he says it is 
> impossible, he is very probably wrong.
>                                      -- Arthur C. Clarke

When, however, the lay public rallies round an idea that is denounced 
by distinguished but elderly scientists and supports that idea with 
great fervor and emotion... the distinguished but elderly scientists 
are then, after all, probably right.

-- Isaac Asimov

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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