Monday, 28 July 2014

Apposite comment via Mario Livio

Mario Livio * writes: "I like this conversation from Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass". It seems to me to be applicable to many situations today":
'There's glory for you!'
'I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said.
'I meant, "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!" '
 'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument",' Alice objected.
 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'

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