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Re: Re: Peach Spot

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Peach Spot
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 15:05:02 -0800

On Jan 3, 2004, at 2:54 PM, oneofcultivars@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 1/3/2004 1:54:43 PM Central Standard Time, 
> jijones@usjoneses.com writes:
> "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants"
> Presumably this is a statement to say that if he has been able to
> conclude more about the universe than those before him it is because he
> is working in the light of their work and acheivements.
> "Actually, thisquote itself is believed to be based on the words of 
> those who came before him too, although the abovequote in its entirity 
> is attributed toNewton the phrase "on the shoulders of giants" has 
> been around much longer. A guestbook entry from Alan Williams quotes 
> the Oxford Dictionary (of Quotations?) as crediting Bernard of Chartes 
> with the first usage of "on the shoulders of giants" in about 1130."
> Standing on the shoulders of giants 
> It is not the thought that counts but one's agreement or disagreement 
> with the thought.- I. Tink, a Southern philosopher of little renown or 
> note.

Yes, you are correct. I just thought the previous use of the partial 
statement was beyond the thought that was being tossed about.

John                | "There be dragons here"
                          |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                          |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

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