NABOKV-L post 0007112, Mon, 18 Nov 2002 08:59:28 -0800

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Fw: Freeman Dyson on Amateurs, including VN
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From: "Charles Nicol" <ejnicol@scifac.indstate.edu>

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> Dyson is a great thinker at times, but his statement that it is
> difficult to imagine an amateur making a contribution to physics,
> etc., is quite wrong. In fact, most comets are discovered by
> amateurs rather than professionals, just as--in his example--amateurs
> discover butterflies. (I realize my comment has little to do with
> VN.)
>
> Chaz Nicol
> Charles Nicol
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> Indiana State University
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