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in reply to Re: Philosophical Perly Queues
in thread Philosophical Perly Queues

I'm not trying to say anything at all. I simply thought it was an interesting quote. If anything, the saying points out the power and limitations of analogies. Even if we refer to seeds of wisdom, however, the same problem arises with infertile minds.

Teach a man to plant seeds, and the world is his oyster. Or something.
-- Matt

Show me a man who covets pearls, and I'll show you a man who can't farm worth a damn. Or something.
--Matt

Show me a man who understands a pearl, and I'll show you a man who eats onions for breakfast. Or something.
--Matt

Show me a man who can grow oysters from seeds and I'll show you some more orthogonal analogies.
--Matt