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Sigh... - 1370°C
Feb. 12th, 2007
09:37 pm -
22 bits of debris
February 13th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
The text was problematic, and you picked up on that.
Such a good point - it reminds me of something Anita always says. She's occasionally told this story - maybe you've heard it - about hwo she had read some text, had a fantastic idea about it, and ran to tell her adviser about it, contemplating... I don't know, a paper or a thesis or something. He told her it was a truly great take on the text - one that had already been published by some other scholar. The important thing, though, was that she'd had the idea herself as well.
So you didn't mention your reservations - what's more important is that you knew something about the book was off, even without the professor's inside information.