A Pedagogical Quandary

Let’s see. Would my presentation be more improved by:

  1. A thorough understanding the material to be covered (mantle convection and the thermal evolution of terrestrial planets) and clear exposition of the salient points of recent scientific history; or…
  2. …pictures of Donald Turcotte’s head crudely photoshopped on to the body of a fighting nun puppet!

If my luck holds, these won’t be mutually exclusive.

Also, will someone please check this out and tell me if it’s really clever, or just derivative religious rhetoric parody the likes of which has been done to death? My critical faculties are shot all to hell:

The Purest Crystal of them all is The Lord Kelvin himself! The Lord Kelvin is without Entropy. Furthermore, since Absolute Zero is unattainable via a finite series of processes, it follows that the Lord Kelvin is Infinite! This implies that His powers are also Infinite, meaning that the Lord Kelvin can transcend His own Law The Second and Conserve you from Entropy!


  1. LDH wrote:

    I think it’s a lesser effort by a more-often-than-not amusing author (have you perchance read this entry from his blog?…)

  2. yami wrote:

    I hadn’t! My life is enriched. Or it will be, as soon as I wake up from this Archaean komatiite nightmare.
    Contrariwise, have you seen Edison Hate Future?

  3. LDH wrote:

    I may have seen one or two of those before (for some strange reason I have yet to determine the precise nature of exactly, I have found I can only handle the blogwork of Mr. Ellis in small controlled dosages), but I must say that particular series contains some rather fine work…

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