Re: Re: Peach Spot
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Peach Spot
- From: John I Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 15:05:02 -0800
On Jan 3, 2004, at 2:54 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> In a message dated 1/3/2004 1:54:43 PM Central Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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