Re: nicknames (Re: posting cables)

From: Nicolas Welte (
Date: 1999-08-18 15:19:02

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 ;-)?

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