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Re: WAS-- Re: Hanson 2006, Mortimer, Baeker response
On 6/23/06, Graydon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
 Mathematicians have a toast -- "Here's to pure mathematics! May it
never have any use", which is attributed to Godfrey Harold Hardy. A
science equivalent wouldn't make much sense, would it?
Well, that depends on the field. Is studying the relationships of a
long-extinct group of herbivorous reptiles somehow "useful"? At the
very least, it begs the question, "Useful for what?"
T. Michael Keesey
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