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--- "Wade T.Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 05:21 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
> > The things we can do with language today vastly exceeds what we
> > do with it a mere hundred years ago.
> I can't see that. What is your proof?
> I read greek poetry that says just as much to me as anything I read
> Walt Whitman didn't have as much savvy with english as we do now?
> - Wade
Counterpoint to your specific examples: just try to prove Fermat's last
theorem by using Greek mathematics. :)
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