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On Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at 03:28 , Joe Dees wrote:
> IOW, you are proposing a hardwired multiplication table (and
> possibly a hardwired periodic table of elements as well) so
> that children would no longer have to learn them, but would
> instinctually know them. If I were gonna live for another
> hundred thousand years, I'd be willing to take bets that such
> will not happen within that time.
Well, it wasn't my proposal, but what I thought Ted (?) had offered.
It's a common science fiction trick, too.
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