"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
--William Arthur Ward
"One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike--and yet it is the most precious thing we have."
"We can't send living things to another planet. That might screw it up."
"Oh, really? We can't? Gee, that's a shame. Too bad I didn't know that little rule when I took thirty elementary students across the solar system in a fucking school bus. I bet the closest you ever came to seeing that many cosmic bodies was when Sagan and Hawking got a little too drunk and invited you to be their third. Bite me, Bill."
The PHILOLEXIAN SOCIETY walks up to your desk, hands you an apple, toys with its pigtails, looks shyly down at the floor, and invites you to its last debate of the semester.
RESOLVED: Ms. Frizzle is a better science teacher than Bill Nye.
WHEN: This Thursday (12/9) at 8.30. As always, rephreshments to precede the meeting.
WHERE: The Satow Room, Lerner Hall
Please let this be a normal phield trip...
In honor of our phinal debate, attendees are encouraged to dress up this week.
P.S. So long, philistserv. It's been a real pleasure.