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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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In some colleges of music, part of the doctoral requirement is to compose an original full length symphony. Because modern music sounds so weird, a good ploy is to take a well-known classical symphony, write it backwards and submit it as an original work. One student took the daring step of taking his professor's doctoral symphony and reversing it. He failed to receive his degree, the examiners remarking that he had reproduced Sibelius' Fourth Symphony with not a single note changed.

Now that is sad.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Awesome professor!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Awesome, I was thinking the same thing. I only wish we had 10,000 just like him... We have 20,000.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Or maybe even more!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, all of them live here and run everything.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Are you saying that the professor set them up with Sibebius backwards to see if someone would take the hook? or am i missing something.

**igloo** **myrtilles** **fourmis**

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Possibly, but there is another interpretation to this.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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