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    Good. I had a good conversation with you, Francois. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    After a little thought, I've come up with this conclusion, Francois: it all depends on the context.
    I agree with this- the girlfriend example is a good one. In speech the differences could be conveyed through intonation, with the teacher, but with the girlfriend, I'd hope that the love was singular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    with the girlfriend, I'd hope that the love was singular.
    Right.

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    Mindyou, is the link between youth and great steps forwards such a standout fact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Mindyou, is the link between youth and great steps forwards such a standout fact?
    Is it not? And it's not just youth. It's youthful genius.

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    Hmmm- there are many discoveries by people who weren't youths- Darwin, Mendel, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Hmmm- there are many discoveries by people who weren't youths- Darwin, Mendel, etc.
    It may be that the fact that the old, the experienced, made scientific discoveries dosn't have much appeal for the author.

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