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Loss of their nest eggs through depreciation of their IRA's and real estate, in addition to the fact a good percentage of the baby boomers did not save to begin with . . . means they will have to continue in the market.
your letters | Readers Respond “BCE” thank you bilities of as many readers as possible. I effort to examine it closely and in context. I appreciate Thomas believe Nicholas Sheble was kind enough Obviously, we are not all going to reach ac- Kirner and Nicho- to supply the deﬁnition for further clarity. curate conclusions about issues “beyond las Sheble’s use of As for myself, I have no difﬁculty in rec- physics,” but it is very important to accord and deﬁnition for onciling my awe for nature and love of respect to each person’s honest quest for the acronym “BCE” science with gratitude to a Creator with a those conclusions. After all, my conclusions (Before Common personal interest in each of us. could certainly end up among those falling Era) instead of BC in My ﬁrst bachelor’s degree was in Phi- on the heap of discarded hypotheses. the “It ﬂoats boats” losophy, and the early brief surveys of the Thomas W. Kirner article on buoyancy Greek progenitors of science, in the History technology in the February 2009 InTech of Philosophy courses, often left me feel- Baby boomers sticking around (www.isa.org/intech/20090205). ing that they were rather primitive to think Baby boomers will not be leaving the I see it as a small step away from a cul- that the universe was constructed of ﬁre, workplace as mentioned in the March ture mired in religion and a step towards water, earth, and air. It took quite a while InTech article “Boomers and safety strate- a culture based on science, reason, and to recognize that they were not speaking gies” (www.isa.org/intech/20090302). a sense of awe for nature, which is not on such a physical basis at all, and that Loss of their nest eggs through depre- based on mysticism. the language of philosophy was extremely ciation of their IRA’s and real estate, in ad- Paul Crivell, P.E. technical, requiring more research into dition to the fact a good percentage of the Mill Creek, Wash. specialized meanings of seemingly com- baby boomers did not save to begin with mon terms, than it now takes me to ﬁgure … means they will have to continue in the Response: out the meanings of managemen
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