Why is clockwise clockwise, and not the other way round? Prof Tipesh cannot see the problem - either clockwise is clockwise or it isn't, but he is not wise, he is otherwise. Prof Tipesh says he knows up from down by dropping stones, forward from backward by walking, left from right from his hands, and clockwise from counterclockwise from clocks. The last two seem like tautologies. But biologically, we come in right and left versions, but I've never heard anyone say, well, I'm naturally counterclockwise, but they forced me to be clockwise when I was a child. So the last is a tautology. Or is it?