Friday, 29 October 2010

Right or Wrong

Seen today in the Daily Telegraph in an article by Stephen Bailey discussing the merits of a painting bought by David Milliband's wife for his 40th birthday, was a wonderful quote by Wolfgang Pauli (1900 - 1958) a Swiss (Austrian-born) physicist

'This isn't right. This isn't even wrong.'

when describing a paper submitted by a physicist colleague as if to suggest being wrong would at least mean it was in the approximate area of being right.

Stephen Bailey suggested that the painting bought by Mrs M wasn't even bad - he described it as 'middle-brow junk'!

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