Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Came across this joke recently. Should resonate with anyone that has TA'd a basic science course:

A college physics professor was explaining a concept to his class when a pre-med student interrupted him.

“Why do we have to learn this stuff?” he blurted out.

“To save lives,” the professor responded before continuing the lecture.

A few minutes later the student spoke up again. “Wait– how does physics save lives?”

The professor responded. “By keeping idiots out of medical school.”

1 comment:

N said...

Coincidence! Only yesterday my prof told me that one of his profs in the Univ he did his PhD in told him this:

A pre-med said, 'The Atwood Machine has saved many lives'.
'How so?', asked the professor.
'Many of us gave up solving problems involving and moved away from Physics and took up Medicine!'