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Old 08-05-2008, 16:08   #16
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"The major difference between Theory and Practice is.........that in Theory their is no difference".

Those who use pejorative adages, phrases, quotes, & miss-quotes about the difference between theory & practice, might be advised to discover the differences between “practice” (observation of what is), hypothesis (proposition), and theory (predictive explanation of what is).

In fact, theories explain & predict practice (in it's misused meaning).
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Old 08-05-2008, 16:56   #17
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Those who use pejorative adages, phrases, quotes, & miss-quotes about the difference between theory & practice, might be advised to discover the differences between “practice” (observation of what is), hypothesis (proposition), and theory (predictive explanation of what is).

In fact, theories explain & predict practice (in it's misused meaning).
At this point I would like to reply with some devastating counter-argument, couched in a similar vein and tinged with a hint of wit and a few (brackets)........but I can't.

........Apart from pointing out that if a word is "Misused" sufficiently it acquires a new or additional meaning (English is cool like that )......me likes to be surfing on the cutting edge
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Two things British yachtmen have learned never to take to sea - a naval officer and a wheelbarrow. Well naturally I don't mean you sir!
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At this point I would like to reply with some devastating counter-argument, couched in a similar vein and tinged with a hint of wit and a few (brackets)........but I can't.

........Apart from pointing out that if a word is "Misused" sufficiently it acquires a new or additional meaning (English is cool like that )......me likes to be surfing on the cutting edge
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I'd rather be the ship that sails
And rides the billows wild and free;
Than to be the ship that always fails
To leave its port and go to sea.

I'd rather feel the sting of strife,
Where gales are born and tempests roar;
Than settle down to useless life
And rot in dry dock on the shore.

I'd rather fight some mighty wave
With honour in supreme command;
And fill at last a well-earned grave,
Than die in ease upon the sand.

I'd rather drive where sea storms blow,
And be the ship that always failed
To make the ports where it would go,
Than be the ship that never sailed.

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As always, my favorite quotes are from Gord May. Here's his answer to Nicole's question, "What can I expect in my cruising life?"

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Two things British yachtmen have learned never to take to sea - a naval officer and a wheelbarrow. Well naturally I don't mean you sir!
Sort of a variant on that one I have read is: The three most worthless things on a ship are a wheelbarrow, a dairy cow and a naval officer. That was on the wall in the ex Rusty Pelican in Alameda seemingly forever.
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