Re: Wilbur and Orville

Mario Vaneechoutte (
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 08:46:37 +0200

Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 08:46:37 +0200
From: Mario Vaneechoutte <>
Subject: Re: Wilbur and Orville


> 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.

Derek, besides the fact that this kind of remark is quite childish (and it
is not the first time you do this kind of emotional stuff), it illustrates
how you misread texts. I see no one here comparing himself with the
brothers Wright.


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