Martijn van Buul wrote: > > 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. Yes, this rings a bell. Maybe the fairy tale Marko thought of featured a rabbit and a hedgehog (our japanese guest scientist says it is called needle-mouse in japanese ;-)? Nicolas - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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