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A.Word.A.Day--daltonism

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daltonism (DAWL-tuh-niz-em) noun

Color blindness, especially the inability to distinguish between red and green.

[After John Dalton (1766-1844), English chemist and physicist, who gave us Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures. He studied his own color blindness as well.]

"Theodore Weeks refers to 'national daltonism: the extreme difficulty nationalists had in perceiving and appreciating the viewpoints or needs of members of other nationalities."
Stephen D. Corrsin; Nation and State in Late Imperial Russia (book review); Canadian Slavonic Papers (Ottawa); Sep-Dec 1999.

This week's theme: eponyms.

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We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)
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