Friday, June 29, 2012

Geologists Can Write?

Never let a geologist title their own book, otherwise you end up stuff like:


Gringo said...

Or that many scientists -not just geologists- are incorrigible punsters and word players. I read an autobiography of a scientist who, during his dissertation defense, added a self-invented Burma Shave-like jingle to help make a point.

james said...

From the wikipedia article about the Penguin Diagram ( )

"We made a bet that if I lost I had to put the word penguin into my next paper. She actually left the darts game before the end, and was replaced by Serge, who beat me. Nevertheless, I felt obligated to carry out the conditions of the bet."

And John Ellis did.

Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

I like it when scientist show their sense of humor. Punny or not.