Science With A Smile

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Sat Nov 17 2001 - 10:49:16 MST


...more limericks

Whenever he got in a fury a
Schizophrenic from Upper Manchuria,
Had pseudocyesis,
Didiadochokinesis
And haematoporphyrimuria.

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Pulmoray tuberculosis Is all very well in small doses. But a gap in the lung As big as a bung Means years while you twiddle your toeses.

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We're proud of humanity's powers But these potions and medicines of ours Coffee, garlic, and spices, Evolved as devices So that insects would stop bugging flowers.

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There was a young fellow of Burma Whose bethrothed had a good cause to murmur. But now that he's married, he's Been using cantharides And the root of his love is much firmer.

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Your turn.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.: consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia, analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI, non-sensory experience

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.



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