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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 through and approximately scientists. The contributions list altering attitudes inside of technology and replicate the interactions of technology with society.

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

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W I L K I N S O N :’Fore Gad, here they come straight to us. SAMUDA: Confound them, I wish them a hundred miles off. SHAREHOLDERS: Well, Mr. Samuda, we are glad we have met with you; we want to talk to you about the tiger preserves and the bonuses on the tops of the Himalayan mountains. SAMUDA: Hush! gentlemen, hush! If it should get abroad, you will be done out of all these fine things, clean done. You had better, I think, take your seats, or else the best will be gone. I8 WILKINSON: Never mind that.

The slit was closed by a ‘valve’, a leathcr strip, raised automatical& as the train went by so that the rod couldpass along. Thepipe was evacuated at one end by a large pump diven by a steam engine and the train was driven along. ] The year is 1847. Samuda-later a distinguished shipbuilder and naval architect-and Wilkinson are two Directors of the Company. They are taking a party of Shareholders for a demonstration ride. Thparty is arrived, and Sam& goes into the engine-house. SAMUDA: Well, have you a good vacuum?

But since we have shown P(1) to be true, P is true for all succeeding values of k, that is, all horses are the same colour. + + + + Theorem 1. Every horse has an infinite number of legs. ) Proof. Horses have an even number of legs. Behind they have two legs and in front they have fore legs. This makes six legs, which is certainly an odd number of legs for a horse. But the only number that is both odd and even is infinity. Therefore horses have an infinite number of legs. Now to show that this is general, suppose that somewhere there is a horse with a finite 34 number of legs.

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