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How about that? This must be a first—quoting a philosopher in an oil industry publication. Truth be told, my understanding of philosophy is quite limited. I had to take an “Introduction to Philosophy” course as an electrical engineering student in college to “round out” my education. In the final exam, there were only two essay questions. I knew the answer to the first question, but didn’t have the foggiest idea about an answer to the second question. So, I wrote essentially the same answer to the second question. With the hope that the statute of limitations on retraction of grades has lapsed after 43 years, I can report that I got an A grade in the philosophy course.
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