POLL - which D800 model would YOU buy

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
pwilly Senior Member • Posts: 1,149
Re: a peculiar fixation of a strange mind

bobn2 wrote:

James Bligh wrote:

You understand physics and know technicalities better than I but what we need here in dpreview is people like Carl Sagan rather than an Einstein.

I ain't no Einstein, and in fact what we could do with is all sorts of people that know what they are talking about in whatever capacity. You might think that Sagan was a better communicator and less of a physicist than Einstein, and you might be right, but the brilliance of Sagan's communication was not in playing with the truth to make it easier to communicate.

You may become a Sagan. Of course if you wish to.

I would be extremely honoured if anyone ever put me in the same league as Sagan. It won't happen.

P.S.: Charles Darwin had remarkable intuition although he didn't understand genetics and didn't even know the presence of DNA.

It just shows how little you understand. Einstein's work was not based on 'intuition' (even though he might have had it) - it was based on meticulous experiment and scientific analysis. And while Darwin himself wasn't much of a mathematician, he knew when he needed it and he turned to those who could provide it and understood the limitations he had to work with. It's a bit disingenuous to suggest that any old ignoramus is comparable with Darwin. Darwin wasn't an ignoramus, he was a genius. Or to put it more bluntly. Darwin's work was a model of scientific investigation and challenging prejudice and he was right. Your approach is no investigation and following prejudice, and you are wrong.

Neither Einstein nor Sagan was particularly adept at conveyance. James Burke did a better job than Carl Sagan affording views into technology for the common man. Linking what is known to what is desired is the best way to communicate. Burke and Mick Jackson were amazing at delivering insight.

P.S. Bob, I find you much like Burke, but from time to time your attitude is a little raspy.
Just an old dos guy

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