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[REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers...

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 7-Jul-2001 11:35

Hi, Ken, Admirable (and thought-provoking) summary! Thanks! Ken Anthony wrote:
> I believe that how people feel about doing something because > they've always done it that way is artificial. Today, we do > not do what we've always done. If we look back at examples, > they are embarrassing and silly. Look back 100 to 200 years > and they are even more so. Go back a 1000 and things that > every child knows today would be incomprehensible to the > most educated person. >
> It's very understandable that some people would be repelled > by that. Give it time, in 100 (or 1000) years it will seem > natural to you. >
Your remarks reminded me of another quotation: "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. " --Thomas Paine -jn- --------------------------------------------------------------- There are two types of science: physics and stamp collecting! -- Sir Arthur Eddington joel-dot-neely-at-fedex-dot-com