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Re: starship-design: Second Revision of Engine Specifications

On Fri, 9 Oct 1998, L. Parker wrote:


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher 
a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, 
build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, 
cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch
manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die
gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-- Robert A. Heinlein

Lee, do you really agree with any of that???

Face it, many of those things are stuff which only a small percentage of
human beeings have the potential to be really good at. In fact, I doubt if
_ANY_ human has the capacity to be good or even average at all of those