Monday, December 27, 2010

What is a mining engineer?

Sent in by reader 'J', somebody who knows what he's talking about on this subject:

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UPDATE: George leaves this in the comments section, also very likeable:
I like this quote from the Chairman of Scottish Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers (1946) “Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyze, so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public at large has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.”