[Humanist] 29.812 ageing analogies?
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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 "Celestial 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.
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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