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Re: Re: Peach Spot

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, this quote itself is believed to be based on the words of those who came before him too, although the above quote in its entirity is attributed to Newton 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.

Bill Burleson

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