Why is it that corpses in their coffins are so heavy? They say it is due to some sort of inertia, that the body is no longer directed by ots owner... or some nonsense of that sort, in opposition to the laws of mechanics and common sense. I don't like to hear people who have nothing but a general education to solve the problems that require special knowledge; and with us that's done continually. Civilians love to pass opinions about subjects that are the province of the soldier and even of the field-marshal; while men who have been educated as engineers prefer discussing philosophy and political economy.
Fiodor Dostoievski, in 'Bobok'