from page 7 of Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart:
"It has never happened!" cannot be construed to mean, "It can never happen!" -as well say, "Because I have never broken my leg, my leg is unbreakable," or "Because I have never died, I am immortal."
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This is not my current read, but it was handy and I've always liked it.
for Teaser Tuesday, via the 50 Year Project blog.