>Huh? How can you _understand_ how to do something without knowing why >the method works?
I use a computer everyday and am not sure I understand why it works. Something about 1s and 0s and open and closed circuits. Anyways, I do understand how to do use it. Furthermore, I know a few folks I went to school with that know how to use a computer to send e-mail and such, but have NO idea why it works. Moreover, I would assume that most everyone who uses e-mail knows how to do it but does not have the foggiest idea about TCIP or network protocol (why it works).
So then, I politely beg to differ and say that it is possible to understand how to do something without knowing why the method works.