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Energies 2010, 3(5), 940-942; doi:10.3390/en3050940
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Oil and the Best Brain of the 20th Century

Received: 8 April 2010 / Accepted: 29 April 2010 / Published: 30 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oil Recovery)
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If you meet someone at a party who says that he is Napoleon, you don’t start discussing cavalry tactics at Waterloo ─ Professor Robert Solow

Well that depends, Robert. If he is the gentleman who gave the party, and you would like to receive another invitation from him some day, you might feel it wise to suggest that if his boys had been riding elephants or dinosaurs instead of horses, he might have enjoyed another few years in swinging Paris instead of being turned over to that nasty Sir Hudson Lowe on St. Helena. [...]
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