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Re: Technical ability over the centuries #462484
05/23/06 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by Antonius Hamus:
PS. The "sport analogy" is one of the most ridiculous argumental fallacies I've ever read anywhere.
I don't really think it's a bad analogy. If a pianist from "before" were alive today, he would be a product of the training and relative specialization of today's pianists, and might become a very different musician than he was in reality. The same thing would apply to sport.

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Re: Technical ability over the centuries #462485
05/23/06 04:39 PM
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Yeah. He might take HGH, rub on "the clear" and other ointments, and hit more home runs.... er, wrong notes.

And denying it all the while....

wink

-merlin

Re: Technical ability over the centuries #462486
05/23/06 07:34 PM
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Yeah. He might take HGH, rub on "the clear" and other ointments, and hit more home runs.... er, wrong notes.

And denying it all the while....

wink

-merlin
HA! laugh thumb

"Is that a piano-related question? Is that a piano-related question?" :p wink


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Re: Technical ability over the centuries #462487
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Originally posted by Antonius Hamus:
[b] PS. The "sport analogy" is one of the most ridiculous argumental fallacies I've ever read anywhere.
I don't really think it's a bad analogy. If a pianist from "before" were alive today, he would be a product of the training and relative specialization of today's pianists, and might become a very different musician than he was in reality. The same thing would apply to sport. [/b]
That's not how the "analogy" went.

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I may get back to this in a couple of weeks if there's some dire need...

EDIT: Seems like I already did...

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