September 15, 2010
A man stands at a blackboard covered in equations and diagrams, an open laptop and scattered paper at his feet. His fists are balled in anger and there is a little angry squiggle over his head. A second man stands behind him, arms out in a shrug.
((Words in <> are gray.))
Second man: You’re trying to predict the behavior of ? Just model it as a , and then add some secondary terms to account for . – Easy, right? – So, why does need a whole journal, anyway?
Liberal-arts majors may be annoying sometimes, but there’s
more obnoxious than a physicist first encountering a new subject.