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 Post subject: A forgotten analogy.
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 11:18 pm 
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I remember in grade school reading something along the lines of mathematics and language being the warp and weft of the world. It might have been from Thurber. Can anybody help please.


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 Post subject: Re: A forgotten analogy.
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 12:14 pm 
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I don't know. Doesn't sound like Thurber, unless there's some tidy little comic reversal embedded in the quote. I'm thinking someone like Bertrand Russell. Maybe Alfred North Whitehead or John Dewey. Too dry? Remember anything else about it? Sure it was "mathematics" and "language"?


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 Post subject: Re: A forgotten analogy.
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by JPSheehan:
I don't know. Doesn't sound like Thurber, unless there's some tidy little comic reversal embedded in the quote. I'm thinking someone like Bertrand Russell. Maybe Alfred North Whitehead or John Dewey. Too dry? Remember anything else about it? Sure it was "mathematics" and "language"?<hr></blockquote><p>Yes a story about child who is trying to work out whether which of language (or literacy something like that) or mathematics was more important and which one she should choose. I remember quote having a positive effect on my choices.


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