} > Wise Oracle more smart than new paint and sharper than a razor,
} > Whose job was it to tell her of the forms?
} Plato, but Plato still has this hangup about teaching women about
} philosohpy. I told him "look, you're dead now, you can't keep holding
} onto your old notions of gender and education. Besides, your Ideal
} Forms are called morphogentics these days and now women teach the
} stuff." He replied "You're omniscient, that means knowing everything,
} right?" "Yes, of course."
} "And the most valuable knowledge is born of wisdom, right?
} "Would you agree that the young are less wise than the elderly?"
} "Of course."
} "So the elderly are more wise than the young?"
} "Um, yeah."
} "I was born 427 years before that carpeter's son's observed birthday,
} and you got here as the USENET Oracle, what, twenty-odd years ago?"
} "Yeah, but..."
} "Right. So I'm your elder, I'm wiser than you are, so what I know
} about Forms and women is more valuable than what you know. So when I
} tell you that I'm not going to teach the secrets of the universe to
} women, you can put a sock in it."
} At this point, Lisa snatched the *ZOT* rod out of my hand and gave it
} to him good. "If I wanted help filling out my 1040 tax forms," she
} said, "why the hell did I have to ask someone from ancient Greece?"
} You owe the Oracle some crackers and Socracheese.