Re: Reading ranting grunting.
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 01:15:22 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-09-23 05:28:44 EDT, you write:

<< I'm convinced that it is true that if you cannot explain
your field of study to an interested 10-year old, then you haven't
understood it yourself. >

I'll buy for a question? Suppose that **I'm** intereted in
something and an >expert< in the field can't explain it to >me<. There
seems to be only two possibilities....either I am less capable of
understanding than a 10-year old....<so simple that only a child can
understand it????> or that the >expert< is very much less of an
expert...being unable to explain his subject to a college educated,...fairly
widely read adult something which he SHOULD be able to explain to a child.

Or am I missing something?

Waterloo Ia.