Barbara's Random Thoughts

Friday, December 29, 2006

Quote of the Day

From The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, by Gideon Defoe--a book I gave to my brother for his birthday last year, and which he lent me at Thanksgiving to read. The following quote is one that my brother the science professor would put up on his office door if he didn't teach at a Christian college and he didn't think that certain people might be slightly offended by said quote.

'Plundering? I'm not sure you understand. We've not invented the airship to go plundering.'
'So what on earth is it for?' asked the Pirate Captain.
'For? What is all science "for"!' exclaimed the scientist. 'Pushing back frontiers! The thrill of discovery! Advancing the sum total of human knowledge and endeavor! And looking down ladies' tops.'


| posted by Barbara | 9:51 PM