A Random Walk in Science by R. L. Weber

By R. L. Weber

This anthology offers an perception into the wit and mind of the clinical brain via a mix of fun and severe contributions written by means of and approximately scientists. The contributions list altering attitudes inside of technological know-how and reflect the interactions of technological know-how with society.

This ISBN corresponds to the hardback model. identify is usually indexed as ISBN 0750306491 (paperback).

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I f p is a theorem, and ‘p implies q’ is a theorem, then q is a theorem. Theorem 1. There is a lion in the cage. 25 A contribution to rhe mathematical theory of big game hunting 2. The method of inversive geometry. We place a spherical cage in the desert, enter it, and lock it. We perform an inversion with respect to the cage. The lion is then in the interior of the cage, and we are outside. 3. The method of projective geometry. Without loss of generality, we may regard the Sahara Desert as a plane.

SECOND SATELLITE: That, gentlemen, is very near the truth. My time is just half a hundredth of a second more, which, by calculation, gives exactly seven-eighths of a barley-corn per hour less velocity. SAMUDA (to the Shareholters): My honoured masters, you hear what these two very credible gentlemen say. Their close agreement and great accuracy must prove to you that they are right. Something must have affected your watches. I have found it so in more cases than one. Then as to the Dover train passing us, that was, I assure you, an optical illusion; possibly a reflection of ourselves from the concave, transparent, cerulean, ether of the sky.

No problem bothered him a bit He made both head and tail of it. So wise was he, so wise and solemn, Each thoughtfilled just a spinal column. If one brain found che pressure strong It passed a f e w ideas along. something slipped his forward mind ’Twas rescued by the one behind. And if in error he was caught He had a saving ajerthought. A s he thought twice before he spoke He had no judgment to revoke. Thus he could think without congestion Upon both sides of every question. Oh, gate upon this model beast Defunct ten million years at least.

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