Re: Arlen's comments

Subject: Re: Arlen's comments
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- CORE -dot- CORP -dot- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 1994 17:23:03 -0500

>Arlen, I take strong exception to your comment that if you don't know
>that the F and C scales are the same at -40 that you are an exemplar
>of the failure of American eduction.

One can be the proof of another's failure without being a failure yourself.

>Also IMO, you suffer from a lack of common courtesy.

You're entitled to your opinion. I'm sure Mike finds this exchange ironic.
(Don't you, Mike?)

> Haven't you ever
>forgotten something that's obvious to everyone else?

Yes, and felt justifiably stupid over it.

> I am not the
>person who admitted ignorance of this little fact, but I could easily
>have been.

Ignorance of the fact isn't what I was referring to. Ignorance of how to
figure it out *is.* Our schools' job is to turn out students capable of
solving problems. Too often, they don't.

Have Fun,

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- jci -dot- com
IN GOD WE TRUST --- All others must provide data

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