The Unscientific Method
Mon Jul 29, 1996 (19:27) from Clubber
Two scientists are talking in a lab one day and one says to the other,
"Wait till you see my latest discovery. It'll blow your mind!"
Naturally intrigued, the second scientist asks for a demonstration of
this amazing discovery. At his request, the first scientist gets a spider
out of a matchbox, places it on the desk and says, "Spider FORWARDS!"
At his command, the spider moves forwards. The scientist then says,
"Spider, TURN AROUND", to which the spider obeys. The scientist then says
"Spider, FORWARDS", and again the spider does exactly as it is told.
The second scientist, impressed with his friend's command of the spider,
congratulates him on his work. The first scientist then replies, "No, you
haven't seen my discovery yet. Wait till you see *THIS*", and he then pulls
all of the spiders legs off and places it back on the desk. The first
scientist then repeats his order to the spider "Spider, FORWARDS", but
the spider doesn't move. "Spider, TURN AROUND". But it still doesn't move.
By this point the second scientist is getting a little confused, and so
asks his friend what it is he's trying to do, pointing out that the
spider isn't going to move. "Exactly!" the first replies. "I've just
discovered that when you pull a spider's legs out, they go deaf!"
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