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Thread #59418   Message #1535275
Posted By: Amos
04-Aug-05 - 08:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Now Mag, it is quite understandable. They did not imagine -- and how could they -- that Quantum Mechanics and G.W. Bush could be mentioned in the same breath. You can't blame them for being a bit intimidated. Bush recently entertained 12 people who had one Presidential Citations for academic achievement from notable universities all over the country; after months of security screening, they came together in the Oval Office carefully briefed not to speak unless spoken to, to stand a certain distance apart, no overcoats or handbags.

In the presence of this illustrious group of advanced thinkers, the President gave a brief statement on how "his faith was really important to him". And then chatted about the carpet on the floor which his wife Laura had designed to "be a happy thing" with rays and a sun in the corner...He asked none of them about their work advancing human knowledge.

They were all underwhelmed, I don't mind saying. I have this report from one who was there.