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Old 12-06-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Theory and practice

From a friend's sign on their physics lab.

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Theory is when you know everything but nothing works.

Practice is when everything works but no one knows why.

In our lab, theory and practice are combined: Nothing works and no one knows why.
Just seemed relevant to recent discussions...

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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Re: Theory and practice

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From a friend's sign on their physics lab.

Just seemed relevant to recent discussions...
F'ing AWESOME! I assume your friend does not mind if we use that slogan (with proper attribution to the source of course!).

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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Re: Theory and practice

Feel free, it looks like one of those "we have no idea who made it up" deals...

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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Re: Theory and practice

that was really good.
I'd only ever heard this one:
Albert Einstein - "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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Very nice see also https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=In...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #6
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Re: Theory and practice

About this to rile a few people up:

"Aikido is when you know everything, but nothing works

Aiki is when everything works, but only you know why

In our dojo, Aikido and Aiki are combined, and only we know why"



Now that is more relevant to some recent discussions

Greg

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:55 AM   #7
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Re: Theory and practice

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About this to rile a few people up:

"Aikido is when you know everything, but nothing works

Aiki is when everything works, but only you know why

In our dojo, Aikido and Aiki are combined, and only we know why"


Now that is more relevant to some recent discussions

Greg
"Aikido is when you know everything, but nothing works

Aiki is when everything works, but only you know why

In our dojo, Aikido and Aiki are combined, everything works and only we know why"


(I really hate that 15 min edit timeout )
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #8
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Re: Theory and practice

Quote:
Greg Steckel wrote: View Post
"Aikido is when you know everything, but nothing works

Aiki is when everything works, but only you know why

In our dojo, Aikido and Aiki are combined, everything works and only we know why"


(I really hate that 15 min edit timeout )
Greg,

Most excellent...where do I sign up...?!?! :0)

ChrisW
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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Re: Theory and practice

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Greg,

Most excellent...where do I sign up...?!?! :0)

ChrisW
You already have
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #10
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Re: Theory and practice

"The Art of Peace functions everywhere on earth, in realms ranging from the vastness of space down to the tiniest plants and animals. The life force is all pervasive and it's strength boundless.
The Art of Peace allows us to perceive and tap into that tremendous reserve of universal energy".

The Art of Peace. page 18.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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Everything works. I don't know why.
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