Academic Freaks

 Posted by on 15 November 2005 at 8:23 am  Funny
Nov 152005

Heh: Here’s how not to interview for an academic position. I was particularly amused by this story about a candidate for a position in the English and philosophy department:

One man illustrated proper logic with this syllogism:

All men are mortal.
Socrates is mortal.
Therefore, Socrates is a man.

I raised my hand. “Birds are mortal too, aren’t they?” I asked, hoping he would correct his error.

“Yes,” our teacher agreed.

“So Socrates could be a bird?”

He smiled benignly. “No. Socrates doesn’t have feathers.”

Who says logic can’t be uproarious funny?!?

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