Re: virus: Scientific laws

William Roh (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 10:51:08 -0800

Brett Lane Robertson wrote:
> That last is really really sweet... congratulations, that one is destined
> for the quotation file!
> Of course, you are wrong that these laws are absolutes -- like all of
> science, they are MODELS which we know accurately predict what we see. (Eric)
> Eric,
> Thanks for the honorable mention. I am humbled. In my humility, I will
> agree that physical laws are not "absolutes". But even assuming the absence
> of absolutes, we DO make accurate predictions. I would say that they are as
> absolute as we are accurate.
> Brett
> Returning,
> rBERTS%n
> Spouse, n.:
> Someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you
> wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.

This I can agree with. For all intents and purposes, there are some
"absolutes". But when it comes to describing complex entities like
ourselves, it gets harder and harder to use absolutes.

this quote is much better, made me laugh.