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>Generally, practice is a couple of decades behind theoretical
>development.
Maybe I could quibble with this a little bit. The difference between 
theoretical development is really the difference between the possible and 
the practical. For a theoretical development to reach practice, it has to 
be thoroughly tested, during which time the effects of various 
assumptions are tested and benefits of using a particular theoretical 
development are weighed. This process is vital to safe engineering 
design. 

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