View Full Version : Some humor about Chaos ...

07-02-1996, 06:16 PM
Dear Readers,

Below a kind joke to allow you to take a break in your busy scheduling.
It's a nice (humorous) example of the competition that sometimes (well,
maybe more than sometimes) exists between people of different fields of
expertise. Stupid, but it's a human reality!

PS: I do not know why the author of the joke put a 'her' to identify the
last actor of the play ... hopefully I won't receive an avalanche
of mail telling me I'm sexist!!

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*** Here is the story ***

A physician, a civil engineer, and a computer scientist were arguing about what
was the oldest profession in the world.

The physician remarked,
"Well, in the Bible, it says that God created Eve from a rib taken out of
Adam. This clearly required surgery, and so I can rightly claim that mine
is the oldest profession in the world."

The civil engineer interrupted and said,
"But even earlier in the book of Genesis, it states that God created the
order of the heavens and the earth from out of the chaos. This was the
first and certainly the most spectacular application of civil engineering.
Therefore, fair doctor, you are wrong: mine is the oldest profession in
the world."

The computer scientist leaned back in her chair, smiled, and then said confidently,
"Ah, but who do you think created the chaos ?"

Object Oriented Design with Applications
Grady Booch
The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company,Inc