Re: misc responses

From: L. Manning Vines <>
Date: Tue Jan 14 2003 - 19:53:17 EST

A good number of days ago, Jim said:
<< [. . .] and chaos theory is just the thing you get when you cross the
humanities with the sciences. Silly (most of it that I've read, anyway). >>

Without saying anything in defense of chaos theory, one should remember the
other things we've gotten when we crossed the humanities with the sciences
(or when we didn't make a clear distinction to begin with): virtually every
major intellectual achievement prior to the 20th century, and a number of
the big ones even since.

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