Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Chemical Ali, man or myth?

Henry Longmore Henry.Krit.Longmore@m.cc.utah.edu
Sat, 26 Apr 2003 01:23:01 -0600 (MDT)

Well I can't say so much about my procrastination abilities (though
I've certainly done more than I ought to have done this semester), I
can say this...in High School, I received a small scholarship for my
chemistry "prowess".

However, instead of studying Archeology, or Linguistics, or... the
sadist in me is taking care of the needs of the masochist in me, so I
studied computer engineering as an undergrad and now computer science
instead of chemistry.

 }Some of us (chemists) are in fact so sensible, that we get the
 }hell out of chemistry and study something more fun.  Like

 }>Beth the chemist would like to take this opportunity to formally
 }>register a protest against the use of the word "chemical" as a
 }>pejorative, on the grounds that it degrades her honorable profession.
 }>We chemists are at enough of a social disadvantage without that.  And
 }>may I point out that most chemists are sensible enough to complete our
 }>education while still young, so that we don't have to write papers at an
 }>advanced age.
 }>*ouch* Bruce, quit smacking me!