"The best fuzzy rules, the best knowledge, deal with the turning points of the system. If a race-car driver teaches you how to drive, you don't need him to show you how to drive on the straightaway. It's how he handles the curves that matters."
As far as I know, this is the first use of the phrase in science fiction, but "asteroid belt" had been in common use since the mid-1800's.
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