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  1. Polycarboneus (ancient Greece’s worst philosopher) approached the issue differently, observing that before the journey to your destination begins, you need to know where you are starting from.

    While our sources are fragmentary, this useful wisdom was most likely derived from the fact that after a night of prostitutes and several amphora of cheap wine, Polycarboneus often woke up stark naked, in a bad part of Athens, with a worse hangover, and absolutely no idea where he was; ie, stone lost.

    Philosophy was a lot more fun back then, I think. :-)

  2. Fred: Nice. Is there anyone reading this whose mind didn’t immediately jump to the appropriate Monty Python song?

  3. There’s more where that came from, Moriarty. You have your Billy-Bob Gautama (brilliant), I found Polycarboneus last year (and hope to make it brilliant). Backburner project, maybe with book potential; the file is growing. Ie.:

    Despite other philosophers best efforts to destroy them, some of the teachings of Polycarboneus do survive, insofar as most archaeologists will pay at least passing attention to the walls of 4th century BC privies and outhouses. Thus was Polycarboneus’s most famous syllogism preserved for posterity and our education:

    1) All prostitutes have the clap.
    2) I slept with a prostitute last night.
    3) I have the clap What was my first clue?

    So much of this man’s important work has been lost. :-)

    PS: Mega-kudos on everything Taltos and Dragerea. Stands up on re-reading so well (for about the tenth time)

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