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#1 raghar

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:50 PM

I have been checking the web for humor on scientist-engineer rivalry, but it was not very fruitful. Though I have a decent view of engineers in general (being a phd student), there is one engineer in our department of 50 something scientists who thinks he is the greatest mind since, eeer, Jesus. Please help me set up an behavioral experiment on egomania of this individual by providing some jokes you may have come across, even if only to spread the joy if you don't find my purpose ethical.
By the way, though it is a common one, here is one I could find:
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:06 PM

one more I found:
Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields. British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the windshields of their new airliners. Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the British engineers.

When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurtled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the pilotís backrest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin, like an arrow shot from a bow.

The horrified Brits sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield, and begged the US scientists for suggestions. NASA responded with a one-line memo: ďThaw the chicken.Ē

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:30 PM

well, the web search proves to be not that big a waste of time:

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.
Engineer: Whatís with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!
Doctor: I donít know but Iíve never seen such ineptitude!
Priest: Hey, here comes the greenskeeper. Letís have a word with him.
Priest: Hi George. Say George, whatís with that group ahead of us? Theyíre rather slow arenít they?
George: Oh yes. Thatís a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight while saving our club house last year. So we let them play here anytime free of charge!
(silence)
Priest: Thatís so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.
Doctor: Good idea. And Iím going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if thereís anything he can do for them.
Engineer: Why canít these guys play at night?

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:37 PM

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:24 AM

:) hi ragyar........aren't you a human with a mission?



"A scientist can discover a new star, but he cannot make one. He would have to ask an engineer to do that."

Gordon L. Glegg, American Engineer



...no wonder, they're suffering from delusions of grandeur.... B)
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:27 AM

:) hi ragyar........aren't you a human with a mission?



"A scientist can discover a new star, but he cannot make one. He would have to ask an engineer to do that."

Gordon L. Glegg, American Engineer



...no wonder, they're suffering from delusions of grandeur.... B)

damn right!!! :)

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:00 AM

:) hi ragyar........aren't you a human with a mission?



"A scientist can discover a new star, but he cannot make one. He would have to ask an engineer to do that."

Gordon L. Glegg, American Engineer



...no wonder, they're suffering from delusions of grandeur.... B)

damn right!!! :)

:) how dare they have delusions much grander than ours!!!!
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:08 AM

“Nothing to fear for an engineer” isn't it by Erika Fuchs?

"One man's magic is another man's engineering." by ?

I think engineers are not that bad, always was a fan of Gyro Gearloose, though I've no talents for this jobs.

But what about genetic engineering and bionics? Godfathers of science who do those jobs? B)

Edited by hobglobin, 09 May 2009 - 12:07 PM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:03 PM

"One man's magic is another man's engineering." by Robert Heinlein



Mechanical engineers build weapons, Civil engineers build targets..... B).. we can pin on them all of the evils of modern day warfare...
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:46 AM

Not engineer but . . .

A mathematician, a biologist and a physicist are sitting in a street cafe watching people going in and coming out of the house on the other side of the street. First they see two people going into the house. Time passes. After a while they notice three persons coming out of the house.

The physicist: "The measurement wasn't accurate."

The biologist: "They have reproduced."

The mathematician: "If now exactly one person enters the house then it will be empty again.
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