Fun with Science
I received some notes about my previous post about the Colorado candidate, but what they singled out was how they'd never heard of Occam's Razor and how much they liked it.
Occam's Razor, again, is the theory that if there are multiple explanations for something, the simplest one is usually right.
These notes let me to quip back that on the list of theorems, Occam's Razor is one of my top faves. And that the Second Law of Thermodynamics is up there, too, though that's a Law, not a Theorem.
That led me to think of the wonderful comedy team of Michael Flanders & Donald Swann, who I've posted videos of here on occasion, the British songrwriters who had the West End and Broadway revues, At the Drop of a Hat and its follow-up, At the Drop of Another Hat. I say this because one of their songs in the sequel was, in fact, about the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Other than Tom Lehrer with his great song on "The Elements," I know of few or no others who would write a song about science like this for a comedy act. Let alone have such a witty and scientific introduction to it. And the bigger joke of all is that this song is, in fact, how I did learn the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics. And I suspect you will, too...
There's no video available, but here's the song from the British recording..
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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