[Humanist] 29.812 ageing analogies?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Mar 25 08:35:39 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 812.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:21:44 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: ageing analogies?

I am looking for explanatory analogies spun by experts to explain their 
fields of expertise but which show their age. An obvious example is 
Johannes Kepler's early 17C "œCelestial machine, likened not to a divine 
organism, but rather to a clockwork", which takes no wit to see is 
not what we would say if asked to explain the cosmos. Analogies from any 
field (computing included) will do, any period.

Many thanks.

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, Western Sydney University

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