Pop Quiz: Philosophers


  1. Pythagoras:
    1. I know, right?
    2. The hypotenuse squared over the sum of the sides.
    3. E = mc2.
    4. Beanfields.
  2. Descartes:
    1. Pituitary glands.
    2. God’s too nice to make mad scientists?
    3. Mornings kill people.
    4. I yam what I yam and tha’s all what I yam.
  3. Nietzsche:
    1. Oh, dear Lord.
    2. Just set that down and come back when you’re at least ten years older.
    3. Or you could start punching that book right now.
    4. Both (b) and (c).

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

6 thoughts on “Pop Quiz: Philosophers”

  1. question 4: If you are planning to meet up with a mathematician to go on vacation, and your train leaves from the west coast at 5 pm and your compartment has a bathtub with a steady flow of water you can’t turn off and a steady flow of water through the drain, and he leaves from the east coast at 5 pm and has the same kind of bathtub arrangement on board, 1. where will you meet, 2. how many math and math history books will he have in his luggage.

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    1. I can’t speak for the general case. Right now, though, I’d be interested in meeting up at maybe the Alabama Splash Adventure or else Dollywood. Personally I don’t tend to bring many mathematics or mathematics books in my luggage, or put any books except in carry-on because I don’t dare let them get out of sight. But a good book about the history of light rail transit? Yeah, I’ll have that to carry around.

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