A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB

December 7, 2008 § Leave a comment

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In conversation with Lavoisier, the Comte de Buffon once noted that, despite the King’s claims for France, he only did science for the jokes. Some time later this got Bohr laughing, since Buffon was actually famous for not getting Linnaeus’s double entendres, all of which, when told by Bohr, put Heisenberg in stitches, explaining how Barbara McClintock came to tell that famous joke about the gene, the cell, and the hatless Bolivian. So you tell us, was there ever science without humor? Vince LiCata, David Ng & Benjamin Cohen will take time off from their university day jobs to ponder the query, reading and performing. Mezzo Soprano Stephanie McGuire leavens this mix with science-related arias. New material is possible. Accidents will happen. Asymptotes included. Azeotropes not.

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