Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: zero-power toggle circuit; was, how to master electronics
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Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 16:21:13 -0000
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"Fred Bloggs" wrote in message
> Kevin Aylward wrote:
> >>You have chosen to contradict the
> >>foremost authority on humankind known to exist.
> > You, mean you want to introduce a fictitious concept best left for
> > simple minded peasants of 4000 years ago who knew no better, to
> > your argument.
> > Indeed, there is nothing left to say.
> Only a simple-minded peasant would think the majority of peasants of
> antiquity were simple-minded. Funny how the development of modern
> institutions coincided with the incontrovertible record of feckless
> worthless aristocracy.:-)))
Not sure what your point is here. It is certainly correct that the more
incompetent you are, the less likely you are to be able to know that you
are incompetent, e.g. http://www.apa.org/journals/psp/psp7761121.html
Or are you implying that to that a belief that peasants of antiquity
were simple minded is incorrect. This is also certainly incorrect.
Education for the masses, as we have today, is just that, for today.
Only over the last 100 years or so have the majority went to school,
even then it is only in the western world. 3rd world countries are for
the most part, still in the gutter education wise. Secondly, the
knowledge of say, over 200 years ago was essentially, blood letting and
butter on burnt fingers. Sure the Romans knew how to build a few heated
baths, but that's a long way off from having the technical knowledge of
physics that we know know, that essentially, prohibits people waving
their hands to turn water into wine.
So, there is no reasonable doubt at all that *everyone* thousands of
years ago, simply did not have the knowledge to understand what makes
the universe tick. Even *today*, despite the immense success of quantum
mechanics and relativity, there is still *no* grand unified theory. The
idea that aforementioned peasants had any concept at all of how the
universe operates, is plain daft.
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