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Poor Hodges

2003-01-31 18:28:11+00 by TC 3 comments

Oh MY GAWD! Victorian Science at it's best and worst. Lateral Science seems to be a compendium of scientific logs and corespondense. I am currently reading the letters from Earnest Glich to Michael Faraday. This stuff reads BETTER than Jules Verne.

and a month later when Hodges' arm had recovered sufficiently for turning the machine, I again demonstrated the qualities of vitreous strength inherent with mica. As an interesting sidenote, Hodges has sustained peculiar fern like scarring and ramifications on his skin where he touched the prime discharge brass. I have endeavored to draw these for you Faraday, please forgive the penmanship. Hodges` hand was still smoking when I started the sketch, I hurried somewhat, as he was pleading to go to the horse doctor.

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#Comment made: 2003-01-31 20:22:38+00 by: Dan Lyke

This is hilarious in a "black humor" sort of way.

It affords me little joy as my discovery took the sight from Hodges right eye and I have had to dismiss him.

I wanted toread over the Yong Man's Book of Amusement to see if it's appropriate for modern youth, but the excerpts don't seem to have the really dangerous stuff.

#Comment made: 2003-01-31 20:58:14+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, now I get it.

Damn it, must get back to coding intersections between assorted complex geometries and stop trying to hunt down the incident involving the rug, Hodges and Maud.

#Comment made: 2003-01-31 22:04:18+00 by: petronius

My favorite line from 19th century science was from the fellow who discovered that removing the pancreas causes diabetes. After removing the dog's pancreas and letrting it recover, he then "sacrificed the animal on the altar of experimental Philosophy"