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Old 03-12-2013, 10:26 PM
hyperskeptic hyperskeptic is offline
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Default Theory, Practice . . . one last time

I came across something in a very different context that struck me as a fitting end to this particular blog thread.

A sign posted in a laboratory reads as follows:
Theory is when you know everything but nothing works.
Practice is when everything works but no one knows why.
In our lab, theory and practice are combined: nothing works and no one knows why.

Here endeth the thread.

P.S. I'm continuing to post, in a more hopeful vein, in the thread titled "A Skeptic's Delight".

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