Monday, November 7, 2011

Rocket Scientists Do Stand-Up Comedy?

Michel forwards funny stuff:

"If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist."
— Albert Einstein

"Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything."
— Greg Easterbrook

"If your result needs a statistician then you should design a better experiment."
— Ernest Rutherford

"No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer."
— Thomas Browne (1605-82), English physician and writer

"Should we force science down the throats of those that have no taste for it? Is it our duty to drag them kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century ? I am afraid that it is."— George Porter (1920- ), British chemist

And file these last two under: I guess someone who built both Hitler's guided missiles and America's moon rockets would need a sense of humor, just to live with himself:

"Crash programs fail because they are based on theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby in a month."
— Wernher von Braun

"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming."
— Werner von Braun


sybil law said...

Haha - excellent!

John Myste said...

"Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything."

— Greg Easterbrook

What an excellent quote. I quote this often, only the version that is a paragraph and spoken by no one in particular. I now have a short cut!