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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000320.txt from 1995/03

From: Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns@-----.UK>
Subj: Re: It's starting again and I'm feeling faint!!
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 1995 11:59:18 -0500

Hear hear!

When they started with the particle physicists' notion of colour
charge, I thought "hey, this is ridiculous, these things are so small
that you can't see any colour". And eventually they came out and said
that this was just a code that enabled a metaphor for the way that
quarks behave.

Now we have people talking about darkness and light of a *sound*. So
it must be a metaphor -- but what is the structure of this metaphor?
Tell me, please!


Robin (Campaign for Real Radio 3) Fairbairns
U of Cambridge Computer Lab, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QG, UK
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