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Re: WAS-- Re: Hanson 2006, Mortimer, Baeker response

On 6/23/06, Graydon <oak@uniserve.com> wrote:
[1] 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 The Dinosauricon: http://dino.lm.com Parry & Carney: http://parryandcarney.com