Dandy Dime

Tim Lowrey tlowrey at UNM.EDU
Tue Apr 1 17:13:21 CST 1997


At 4:41 PM 01/4/97, Itzchak Gilboa wrote:
>Relax Professor Lowrey.
>In a recent article (Tickling the dull out of taxomy. Natur. Australia
>Summer 1966-67) Michael Archer from U. New South Wales pointed out that
>"very little is lost in lightening up the professional as well as the public
>face of science. If we filter out the fun out of science to preserve its
>dignity, we may even endanger its appeal to the scientist of tomorrow. Like
>sugar-coating medicine, science served with humour can make sometimes dreary
>topic moreappealing and its key messages more interresting to learn".
>And there is always the Del key.

I think you missed the point.  There is no humor  in  deliberately causing
nomenclatural problems when there is no need to.

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