Monthly Archives: May 2013


Comparing apples and oranges

In 1995, Scott A. Sandford, a researcher at the NASA Ames Center in Mountain View, California, took up a landmark study that proves, once and for all, that one can compare apples and oranges. In fact, they’re quite similar.

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.