marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Thu Aug 30 21:47:14 CEST 2007
On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 13:38 -0600, Greg Snow wrote:
> Matt Austin wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Austin, Matt
> > Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 1:25 PM
> > To: r-help
> > Subject: Re: [R] Excel
> > Ah . . . the hammer analogy. In a conversation like this
> > it's not a question of will somebody drop it, it's when will
> > it be dropped.
> This is actually the 2nd time I have used the hammer analogy in this
> thread (but it's cuter with a 3-year old involved).
> If a hammer is dropped in an analogy and nobody responds, did it really
> land on anyone's foot? (my attempt at reference to trees falling in
> forests not making noise)
Or as Mr. Spock stated in the ST episode entitled "Court Martial":
"If I release a hammer on a positive gravity planet, I do not have to
watch it to know that it will fall."
Can one really engage in a conversation on logic and not mention Mr.
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