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Subject:  Re: Is there one idea above the rest? Date:  11/19/2000  10:26 AM
Author:  InvestorJan Number:  38152 of 218950

This question was a lot harder than it looked at first glance. In science, it would be hard to find a more powerful fact than "everything is made up of atoms". I do not think that it would be easy to find a better starting point to re-discover the world of science.

In investing, the one pivotal, central thought that would get someone who knew nothing at all about investing off on the right foot is not easily put into a simple phrase...like "everything is made up of atoms".

I have re-read the submissions to this question and I still am not sure which of the submissions is closer to the truth.

After reading everyone's submission...my take is t