Re: nicknames (Re: posting cables)

From: Martijn van Buul (
Date: 1999-08-18 14:46:34

Howard Herman wrote:
> As to the hard cased animal in the fairy tale, I believe that refers to
> the tortoise who had a race with the hare, and ultimately won because of
> his persistence.

Wasn't it a semi-paradox stated by Aristoteles? It was about a race between a
turtle and an athlete, with the turtle having a headstart. Aristoteles claimed
that the athlete could never overtake the turtle, because, during the time
the athlete needed to get to the original location of the turtle, the 
turtle had advanced a bit etc. etc.

I'm not sure about Aristoteles, nor the athelete btw ;)

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