The  mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity.

Some boffins who teach up in Trinity
Have focused their minds on infinity
Which has applications
In complex equations
And may shed some light on Divinity

John Moynes

Pic: Wikipedia

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        1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

          I’m frightened to ask how when and why that’s anywhere in your brain
          my imagination is running wild

  1. bisted

    …ah Trinity boffins…a long line of great minds…like James Ussher who taught at Trinity and eventually became vice-chancellor…he worked out that the world was created at 9am on the 3rd Oct 4004bce…divine

    1. Rob_G

      Yes – the views of someone who taught in the divinity school 400 YEARS AGO are no doubt identical to the to the views of everyone teaching across all faculties today.

      Jesus wept…

    2. cian

      So the earth is a Libra? That explains everything, especially:

      “It’s been difficult for you to establish a comfortable home life. All the obstacles that blocked your path will vanish into thin air. You’re getting the financial and emotional support necessary to escape this rut. Take this opportunity to apply for a loan, even if you’ve been turned down repeatedly before. The situation has changed, giving you access to resources that were previously inaccessible. If you’ve been squabbling with a loved one, you will finally part ways. bisted is an idiot. Moving into a better living situation will be liberating.”

    3. The Ghost of Starina

      “Archbishop James Usher (1580-1656) published Annales Veteris et Novi Testaments in 1654, which suggested that the Heaven and the Earth were created in 4004 B.C. One of his aides took the calculation further, and was able to announce triumphantly that the Earth was created on Sunday the 21st of October, 4004 B.C., at exactly 9:00 A.M., because God liked to get work done early in the morning while he was feeling fresh.

      This too was incorrect. By almost a quarter of an hour.

      The whole business with the fossilized dinosaur skeletons was a joke the paleontologists haven’t seen yet.

      This proves two things:

      Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, [ie., everybody.] to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.

      Secondly, the Earth’s a Libra.”

  2. Ben Redmond

    Have they a mathematical formula for proving the existence of the divine? using the symbol for Infinity?

    1. Sam

      Infinity is the amount of time they’d like grant funding for their ‘work’ in trying to derive the formula.

  3. Sam

    Are these boffins being properly skeptic
    Or just faffing about with scalectrix?
    Cos the shape of the track
    Seems to fit with this craic
    Of money for nowt, feigned authentic.

    (Scalectrix Track receipts listed under the departmental budget for ‘nailing jelly to the wall’ )

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