Saturday, April 18, 2009

Article on Freeman Dyson

Read this this neat, albeit lengthy, article from The New York Times on Freeman Dyson--a distinguished scientist and intellectual--of whom I was previously (and shamefully) unaware.

So utterly ignorant was I of him that I wondered--just prior to reading the article-- if he was the dude who behind my vacuum cleaner.

As it turns out, that's James Dyson; and my mistaken connection shamed me to be in the same league as Theodore Logan.

Mr. Ryan: Who was Joan of Arc?
Ted Logan: Noah's wife?

1 comment:

  1. Please welcome, the very excellent barbarian...MR. GENGHIS KHAN! This is a dude who, 700 years ago, totally ravaged China, and who, we were told, 2 hours ago, totally ravaged Oshman's Sporting Goods!


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