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Re: Adios, "Brachiosaurus" brancai

Now that I think of it, I am reminded of an observation by computer
scientist Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of the C++ programming
language: "Design and programming are human activities; forget that
and all is lost."  The same is true of palaeontology.

2009/9/11 Andreas Johansson <andreasj@gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 4:20 PM, don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> --- On Fri, 9/11/09, Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:
>>> 2009/9/11 Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com>:
>>> > But what do you use to allow someone to understand the
>>> meaning of your usage relative to the meaning of someone
>>> else's useage? How does one actually apply your use, when
>>> you have no definition or reference point?
>>> Taste, judgement, experience, consensus.  I know that
>>> a lot of people
>>> would love to find a way to make these things obsolete, but
>>> it ain't
>>> gonna happen.  They have always been crucial and they
>>> always will be:
>>> like everything else we do, science is a human process; to
>>> pretend
>>> otherwise is delusion.
>> Imagine this exchange taking place between two physicists or engineers...
> ObIrrelevantAnecdote: I actually saw two physicists having a similar
> conversation earlier this week.
> --
> Andreas Johansson
> Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?