Re: Are we "special"?

Rohinton Collins (
16 Dec 1996 17:22:24 GMT

Thomas Clarke <> wrote in article

> I have decided henceforth to use the word "unsual" for the concept I
> am trying to convey. "Special" seems to be a red flag. I do not
> mean "unique". "Unusual" is about right.

'Special' and 'unusual' are subjective adjectives Tom. 'Unique' is not.
Only the latter may be used in useful scientific narrative.