17.766 a quotation from Gregory Bateson

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       [1] From: Maurizio Lana <m.lana@lett.unipmn.it> (14)
             Subject: Re: 17.765 a quotation from Gregory Bateson

       [2] From: John Byron <john.byron@anu.edu.au> (55)
             Subject: Re: 17.765 a quotation from Gregory Bateson

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             Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 08:42:12 +0100
             From: Maurizio Lana <m.lana@lett.unipmn.it>
             Subject: Re: 17.765 a quotation from Gregory Bateson

    At 10.42 04/04/2004, you wrote:
    >Someone named Jim Funaro (who seems to have vanished utterly) attributed
    >the following useful sentence to Gregory Bateson: "There are the hard
    >sciences, and then there are the difficult sciences."

    did you try to write him at jafunaro@CABRILLO.EDU?
    at
    http://www.transhumanism.org/pipermail/wta-espanol/2003-December/000077.html
    i found a message form him dated December 4, 2003, referring to a
    conference (CONTACT 2004) to be held in the year 2004.

    the above message should mean that he hasn't vanished utterly

    maurizio

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             Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 08:42:46 +0100
             From: John Byron <john.byron@anu.edu.au>
             Subject: Re: 17.765 a quotation from Gregory Bateson

    Hi WIllard,

    Don't know, but it's a beauty - I'd also be keen to be able to reference it
    properly.

    Nardi and Schiano may be easier to find that Funaro - they use the same
    line in a presentation online at
    hci.stanford.edu/cs377/nardi-schiano/CS377d.020404.pdf
    (although they may simply have ripped it off from the other source).

    Wunsch is also lovely. I have a meeting with the Aust Academy of Science
    tomorrow when I will try it out...

    Cheers,
    John.

    On Sunday, April 4, 2004, at 06:42 PM, Humanist Discussion Group (by way
    of Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>) wrote:

    >Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 765.
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    > Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 09:33:29 +0100
    > From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
    > >
    >Someone named Jim Funaro (who seems to have vanished utterly) attributed
    >the following useful sentence to Gregory Bateson: "There are the hard
    >sciences, and then there are the difficult sciences." (See
    ><http://www.icase.edu/workshops/hress01/presentations/funaro.pdf>http://www.icase.edu/workshops/hress01/presentations/funaro.pdf

    >for the
    >reference.) Can anyone point me to chapter and verse?
    >
    >Allow me to offer and bestow a reward in anticipation: the title of a paper
    >by Guillaume Wunsch (Louvain), "God has chosen to give the easy problems to
    >the physicists, or why demographers need theory", found online at
    ><http://www.un.org/popin/confcon/milan/plen6.html>http://www.un.org/popin/confcon/milan/plen6.html.

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    >WM
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