Friday, September 27, 2013

Quote about Warriors and Lances

"If an ordinary warrior's lance is ten feet long, how long must Ajax's lance be?"
-- Diderot, D'Alembert's Dream 

Diderot is one of my favorite writers. Even when making a dry philosophical point about the dangers of analogical reasoning, he manages to do it with style.

12 comments:

  1. Help me out here...wasn't Diderot on The Real Housewives of Orange County?

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  2. Ajax was always a favorite of the ladies, but had some difficulty finding armor to fit his appendage comfortably.

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    2. Removed by the author? What a bummer. Now I'm going to have to badger you on Monday night to find out what you wrote that was so inappropriate you weren't willing to leave it up there...

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    3. The comment had something to with the names "Lance" and "Brad" and something about which name one would want to have. But you didn't hear this from me.

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    4. "something to do with" not "something to with"...oops

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    5. @Chris: If you sign up your blog comments to come to your email, you get to see ALL Ken's deleted comments.

      Congrats on the -0.4.

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  3. What's that saying about over-compensating for something else? :)

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  4. LOL. The story of arms races throughout the centuries.

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