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January 16, 2009

Abstract Madlibs

Jorge Cham's latest PhD Comic sounds like so many abstracts I've read, and probably like many that I've written!

posted January 16, 2009 08:43 AM in Humor | permalink


Why do you have that book about Renaissance Magic on your wishlist?


Posted by: Valerie Livina at January 16, 2009 10:06 AM

You mean "The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science" by Philip Ball? It looks like an interesting window into the history of science, describing a time when alchemy stood in for, but was making progress toward, chemistry, and witchdoctory stood in for medicine.

Posted by: Aaron at January 16, 2009 04:36 PM

It does look eerily familiar, though I actively try to avoid putting a citation in an abstract (because it annoys me), unless there is no way around it.

Hopefully Jorge won't scoop me on the obituary Madlibs I plan to write one of these days.

Posted by: Mason at January 17, 2009 07:59 AM