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That explains it
I excerpt the New York Times' excerpt of QED, the play by Peter Parnell:
She asked me what I won the Nobel Prize for, and when I said "Quantum physics," she said, "Oh, we can't talk about that because nobody understands it," and I said: "On the contrary, we know quite a lot about quantum physics, and that's why we can't talk about it. It's everything else we don't know about, like how to solve poverty and lower crime and stop drugs, that we can talk about!"
In other news, Ludwig Wittgenstein was a very unhappy fellow.
April 20, 2002 5:53 PM
That Wittgenstein link is da bomb, Matt. (Sadly, the page you link to kicks you back out to the front of the site.) Where did you run across it?
Posted by Graham on April 22, 2002 6:01 PM
Ha. I hadn't noticed the redirect. I found the page Googling for "whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" -- and trying to find a good -- not cheesey -- page where it was clear just what phrase I was linking to. You're right, though, the main site is pretty cool. A bonus, perhaps?
(The line is the conclusion of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, of course.)
Posted by M on April 22, 2002 7:59 PM
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