PS Re our take on the theory
Robert’s story also highlighted how our different takes are shaped by who trained us and when. Himself by MAKH when it was still a bunch of notes. Myself by Xian and Jim with 1st IFG as textbook while theirs were still photocopies. Others were trained by Robin Fawcett or his students, whom MAKH trained in the 60s, in early stages of the theory. Others by Ruqaiya and colleagues and many more.
If only these discussions would involve more diverse experiences of its evolution, as well as the same old wrinklies correcting each other ;-)
The implication here, that any take on the theory is as good as another, is an example of the anti-intellectualism identified by Asimov: