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The matter of who will prevail is obvious, right or wrong it's the person at the bottom of the heap that is going to lose out because like it or lump it, the person with the biggest connections is always going to come out on top.
Copernican theory, as proved by Galileo, raised Earth's stature while placing the Sun at the bottom of the heap.
Those at the bottom of the heap stayed behind and were joined by the end of the century by immigrants from the Russian Empire and elsewhere.
An analysis based on the likelihood of placing a successful bet put Belfast at the bottom of the heap.
As always, the only ones who suffer when things go wrong are those at the bottom of the heap.
Despite his ranking as the world's best in the Darts Federation, Anderson will start at the bottom of the heap in the PDC and reckons that will make for an arduous first few months on the circuit.
At the bottom of the heap is Bela (Jim Bartley), the poorest member of the cast, who works in the wife's cafe and presumably qualifies for disability benefit.
That is not Newmarket's fault, it is the theory that is all to pot, and it is funny, is it not, how you never hear the trickle-down effect being trumpeted by those at the bottom of the heap.
We are just the plebs at the bottom of the heap who are being treated with contempt.
At the bottom of the heap a London banker is said to grumble about "a row of 25-year-olds outside my door telling me that if they get pounds 200,000 it is not enough".
And as always, it's the people at the bottom of the heap who stand to lose out.
Those at the bottom of the heap, those at the end of the queue, found in him a committed and courageous but genre champion.