# Collection of Science Jokes P2

#### DaveC426913

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And before we drift off the topic of recursion, I'm going to seize the rare opportunity to post my artistic tribute to Douglas Hofstadter:

#### Ibix

I'm going to petition for a holiday to commemorate the day Pi finally got its commemorative day.
I like this plan, especially taken to the obvious extreme.

#### Borg

Gold Member
I like this plan, especially taken to the obvious extreme.
As long as nobody starts a recursion thread.

#### Ibix

As long as nobody starts a recursion thread.
I think I did once do a joke on recursion, citing the same post as a source.

Edit: here.

#### Klystron

Gold Member
I think I did once do a joke on recursion, citing the same post as a source.

Edit: here.

#### Ibix

The good thing about headaches caused by recursion is that there's a rather elegant way to clear them up using just one analgesic...

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#### fresh_42

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The good thing about headaches caused by recursion is that there's a rather elegant way to clear them up using just one analgesic...
You mean something like: if nLoopCount > 1,000,000 then throw exception ASA?

#### DaveC426913

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"It's like déjà vu all over again."
- Yogi Berra

#### fresh_42

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First ever high resolution image of an exoplanet!
TrES-2 = Kepler 1-b

#### DaveC426913

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Computer enhanced:

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#### DrClaude

Mentor
I'm not sure I believe in $\pi$. The arguments I've seen for it were pretty much circular.

#### DennisN

I'm not sure I believe in $\pi$. The arguments I've seen for it were pretty much circular.
Please note that the use of $\pi , \sqrt{2}$ or $e$ in any argument automatically makes it irrational.

#### jbriggs444

Homework Helper
Please note that the use of $\pi , \sqrt{2}$ or $e$ in any argument automatically makes it irrational.
For any real time process, $it$ is complex.

#### mfb

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Please note that the use of $\pi , \sqrt{2}$ or $e$ in any argument automatically makes it irrational.
Acceptable. Every transcendent argument is irrational.

#### fresh_42

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I'm not sure I believe in $\pi$. The arguments I've seen for it were pretty much circular.
If you have a problem, you need $\pi$!

#### DrGreg

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Please note that the use of $\pi , \sqrt{2}$ or $e$ in any argument automatically makes it irrational.
I can't count the number of irrational arguments out there.

#### Ibix

I can't count the number of irrational arguments out there.
How many reals could Cantor count if Cantor could count reals?

Not great, but "countables" doesn't scan...

#### nuuskur

Staff Emeritus
For any real time process, it is complex.
For a while, dialing an unassigned MIT phone number produced the message "I'm sorry, the number you have dialed is imaginary. Please multiply by i and dial again."