UKTC Archive

RE: positivsm

Subject: RE: positivsm
From: antony croft
Date: Dec 21 2011 19:38:29

I think there is a great deal of very valid science out there, an equal 
measure of new thinking tools, and also in equal measure squabbles over the 
finest of details, thats sadly disrupts the whole proscess of development as 
division and great divides occurs.
one might think that the greatest advancements in arboriculture might come 
from putting all the best of them in one room and bringing in a totaly 
impartial mediator!
I believe if they all just took a peek through eachothers telescopes they 
might find that they have all been working at the same thing, akin to chewing 
on different ends of a bit of spagetti, sooner or later, heads will bang 
together!
lol
tony

Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:26:34 +0000
From: arborico@xxxxxxxxxxx.com
Subject: Re: positivsm
To: uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info

Couldn't agree more, a fresh view is often all it takes. Think I might need 
that guide to plain English and the Blue Book of grammar I've heard about.
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 From: antony croft <hamadryad@xxxxxxxx.co.uk>
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
Sent: Wednesday, 21 December 2011, 18:39
Subject: RE: positivsm
 

Argh, point taken!
I was reading this in my new book, the evolving language and regional 
differences, one of five oxfords that i bought after being told i should 
read the oxford guide to plain english! i also bought effective writing, 
grammar and punctuation etc etc, with any luck i may even avoid any petty 
issues in the near future!
I should have stayed in school rather than fishing or working me thinks! 
nah! i had good times on that river, learning from nature!
I would say this "difference" attitude is not just confined to language 
grammar and terminology, it seems to permeate even the science, one saying 
the other science is rubbish, a claiming the superior science over another. 
when often the truth is found by the man in the middle who embraces both 
sides and comes up with something betwixt the two views.
The joining of several view points in arboriculture a theme i shall discuss 
more at a more formal occasion!
tony


Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:11:28 +0000
From: arborico@xxxxxxxxxxx.com
Subject: Re: positivsm
To: uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info

Hi Tony,
 
Always been partial to a bit of Tolstoy!
 
Welll.... As no one else has taken the bait! Proposed as a bit of fun. It 
all depends on your accepted source and point of view. If you take the 
OED then it's mycorrhizae, end of, now and forever, amen. To paraphrase 
another! However, the OED necessarily lags behind current usage. Most, if 
not all erudite researchers in the UK use the term mycorrhizas. Which is 
correct? We could debate it from now until whenever and still not resolve 
the issue. The important thing is, by the time we finished we would both 
understand where the other was coming from. Does it really matter that 
much which term is employed when we both know we are talking about the 
same thing?
 
Dom

                          


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