Re: Why Rohit hates being 23.
David Crook (email@example.com)
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 10:12:38 -0700
Jay Thomas wrote:
> I Find Karma wrote:
> > Much as I love Charles van Doren's book "History of Knowledge"
> > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0345373162/forkrecommendedrA/
> > , I've never read it straight through. I just pick a page and read a
> > little whenever I have a little time.
> I've got to second that. What a great book, I hate putting it down,
> and yet, I only have opportunity to read it on the T ride to work and
> home every day. On p.120 (Thomas Aquinas) now. I'll finish someday, if
> I get a job with a longer commute.
> > I learned from the book today that Isaac Newton before he was 23
> > invented four fundamental things:
> > 1. Proof of binomial theory
> > 2. Calculus
> > 3. Mechanics
> > 4. Optics
> As someone who is turning 30 this Sunday, who hasn't discovered
> anything more useful than the depth of my bellybutton, just let me
> say, "Thanks Adam". You've really made my day :)
Damn, I'm almost 29 and I haven't gotten that far yet. I'd better go a
ruler or something, I'm really falling behind.
Dave "Time to form a bellybutton depth analysis task force" Crook
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