Sunday, January 13, 2008

Why All Students Should Take Physics

This story about a dry ice explosion underscores the need for students to take more physics. The REALLY scary part is that he's a professor in Biology.
Francisco Lopes, a Stony Brook University researcher with a doctorate in biology, said he didn't know that storing dry ice in an airtight container could cause an explosion.
Not knowing that is the equivalent of a Physics professor not understanding that joining an egg to a sperm could result in a pregnancy. It's basic.

I realize that his specialty is biology, but, come'on, folks, it doesn't require a doctorate in Physics to realize that his action was not just thoughtless, but dangerous. A science person should know better.