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[REBOL] Re: parse question

From: gchiu:compkarori at: 28-Jun-2001 8:48

On Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:16:20 -0500 Joel Neely <[joel--neely--fedex--com]> wrote:
> Old joke: > > Prominent scientist gives a lecture on the space > program. > Little old lady comes up afterwards to speak with him. > > LOL: That was all very interesting, but it's nonsense. > Everybody knows that the earth is flat and rests > on > the back of a giant turtle. > > PS [humoring her]: Well, what does that turtle stand > on? > > LOL: Each of his feet is on the back of another giant > turtle. > > PS: Well, what do THEY stand on? > > LOL: Now, young man, you can't trick me. From there, > it's > turtles all the way down!
In "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking, 1988, page 1, the scientist in this tale is said to be Bertrand Russell giving a public lecture on astronomy. -- Graham Chiu