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Jack Cross

Good, common sense points.

Claudia Burnam

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Bailey Jones

Perhaps people just aren't naturally scientific. Perhaps critical thinking is a skill that doesn't come naturally and that most people can't be bothered to learn. Perhaps people are more comfortable thinking what they're told to think by authority figures than thinking for themselves. Perhaps ignorance is the natural state of humanity.

Mark Stevens

So where do readers go to get that story about the scientist and the Engineer???

Dan Freeman

I hope its printable

Dan Freeman

A vicar, doctor and engineer were playing a round of golf. They got to the third tee and were delayed by people still playing the hole.

The engineer lost his patience, "What's going on? We’ve been here at least 20 minutes!"

The doctor nodded in agreement.

The vicar saw the green keeper walking by and shouted to him, "How come that group ahead of us are so slow?”

The green keeper replied, "Oh, they’re all blind firemen. They all lost their sight pulling school children out of a burning building, so they can play anytime for free.”

Everyone was silent for a few seconds.

The vicar finally said, "Oh dear. I’ll be sure to pray for them. Well done on such charitable work good fellow."

The doctor added, "Yes, well done to you. I’ll make sure they get the best treatment at the eye unit in the hospital too."

The engineer, arms folded, tapping his feet said, "Ok, but if they’re blind then why can’t they play at night?”

Jose' Boix

Great use of rational thinking and common sense! As engineers we used SWAGs and also ROT = Rules of Thumb, plus "standardized steps" to "measure" pipelines. A great column to get our minds away from the "current news noise." Just my thoughts.

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