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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Sep '10 01:26 / 2 edits
    http://terrytao.wordpress.com/

    Inside there is a nice essay by Isaac Asimov in response to a letter by a english lit major who chided him about what is right one century only to be proven wrong in the next, therefore what we know now in this century will be proven wrong in century 22.
    Asimov refutes that idea with impeccable logic.

    To access the Asimov piece, scroll down past 'recent comments' to 'articles by others' and the Asimov work is the second one down.
  2. 21 Sep '10 13:50
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://terrytao.wordpress.com/

    Inside there is a nice essay by Isaac Asimov in response to a letter by a english lit major who chided him about what is right one century only to be proven wrong in the next, therefore what we know now in this century will be proven wrong in century 22.
    Asimov refutes that idea with impeccable logic.

    To access the Asim ...[text shortened]... n past 'recent comments' to 'articles by others' and the Asimov work is the second one down.
    Is that the one called "The Relativity of Wrong"? Also to be found in the essay collection of the same name. It's good, albeit for those of us who are used to science rather than to the Opinion Subjects, somewhat obvious at time.

    Richard
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Sep '10 14:52
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Is that the one called "The Relativity of Wrong"? Also to be found in the essay collection of the same name. It's good, albeit for those of us who are used to science rather than to the Opinion Subjects, somewhat obvious at time.

    Richard
    Yep, that's the one.
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    21 Sep '10 15:57
    Good essay