Wednesday, June 11, 2008

And geology is...



...way over to the right somewhere. Possibly off the screen. Yeah, we use ALL that stuff.

9 comments:

Chris said...

As someone said on Pharyngula;
"If you drew a bell curve over the line, you'd have a pretty accurate representation of popularity at parties."

So we can't be way over on the right. If we're combining everything we'd sit at the median point, smack bang in the middle and rockin' the party! :)

Tuff Cookie said...

Missed that one!

Obviously geologists rock whatever party they grace with their presence. Plus we bring the best beer.

CJR said...

Who cares about purity? We just take all the useful bits from all of these loser disciplines, and use them to justify being paid to go on field trips. And drink beer.

Chris said...

To put it into another context, we're like scientific ninjas, or jedis. Leaping from one discipline to another, going largely unnoticed (unless we're at a party) but wielding great and terrible power over those who oppose us.

Plus, we're fantastic in bed.

Jay said...

Actually, I was at MoCCA this weekend, and Randall talked with a bunch of people, including me about this comic. When I mentioned geology, he said he'd put it about the same place as biology.

Silver Fox said...

We are the "cowbowys of science" - never mind the gender there, please. :)

Quantum_Flux said...

Yeah, well, somewhere somebody is designing satellites and/or robotic chimpanzees to do most of the middle of nowhere stuff that you do...you know, like taking photos, drinking beers, going to parties, and playing under the bedsheets...or whatever it is that geologists get paid to do there.

That Armchair Philosopher said...

Psychology? How? :) :)

Tuff Cookie said...

Psychology comes in handy when you have to do mapping on private property. As in, "You don't really want to shoot me for trespassing when I'm just trying to improve our scientific understanding of the world."