From: Robert Harley (Robert.Harley@inria.fr)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2000 - 06:49:24 PST
Kragen quotes Phil Agre quoting Edmund Burke:
>Ever since conservatism was given its definitive articulation
>by Edmund Burke, conservatives have worked to build a society
That man is very strawy, methinks. Besides Burke died years before
the word "conservatism", in its political sense, was invented.
"When I use a word", Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less".
- Lewis Carroll
"If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a horse have? Four:
calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg".
- Abraham Lincoln
"There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what
you're talking about".
- John von Neumann
PS: In case anyone cares which "side I'm on": personally I espouse the
venerable French tradition of Je-m'en-foutisme (= I-don't-give-a-damnism).
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