Wilbur and Orville

Tue, 15 Sep 1998 16:13:36 -0400 (EDT)

From: BMSDGATH <BMSDGATH@livjm.ac.uk>
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Wilbur and Orville
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 16:13:36 -0400 (EDT)

Richard said:
>It's like the Wright Brothers doing heavier-than-air flight without
>agreement on the science of aeronautics.

and Aaron added:
>Except for Gatherer's thesis, which is more like saying that both the
>flight and the aerodynamic science are impossible, so let's work only
>on submarines and hydrodynamics.

Interesting that you compare yourselves to the great Wilbur and
Orville, homespun American autodidactic geniuses fighting against and
ultimately vanquishing the dark bigoted forces of entrenched academic
opinion. Thank you for that illuminating insight into your self-image.
I feel I understand you better now.

Nevertheless, despite this it seems that the Kittywake remains
unaccountably grounded. Maybe you should try putting wings on it.


PS The wings are available in the standard behavioural sciences
hardware store (and have been so for a long time). It's just a matter
of bolting them on. Those flimsy 'thought contagion' hot-air balloon
things will never lift anything....

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