|Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001
indeed for the kind words.
fact that you have taken so much of your own time and effort to grasp
the material, is exactly the reason for putting it out there.
I'm an old dog, will be 71 next month, and am struggling along
with some of the debilities that old dogs often have.
hope of the future is always the younger generations.
So if one has worked out some things that appear to be correct
and would advance science, one should find some way to get it out to
the younger generations if at all possible.
In other words, it is far better if that young grad student,
post doc, or undergraduate can rapidly come up to where I think I may
be, and then just start from there and go much further.
Also, many of them will have far better abilities in many
disciplines than I do. So
they will find what mistakes I made, correct them, and proceed. That's
the way that science develops.
all comes down to a relay race. At
some point, the old dogs who have gotten fatigued and faltering, have
to pass the baton along to the more vigorous, energetic youngsters.
Or at least they have to try.
that's what I'm trying to do; just pass a baton, such as it is.
It's still pretty crude, but I expect it will get very much
better as far more capable researchers than I am start picking up the