Respectful Insolence

While I”m on a Mitchell and Webb kick and it’s still a slow blogging holiday weekend, this isn’t about homeopathy but it does skewer a certain profession:

You know, I can sort of picture Dr. Michael Egnor (a younger version, of course) being the brain surgeon in this sketch…


  1. #1 The Science Pundit
    July 4, 2009

    I know several rocket scientists and I don’t find them to be particularly smarter than any other scientists.

  2. #2 angry doc
    July 4, 2009

    Hah! I beat you to it. And with the same post title too!

  3. #3 J. J. Ramsey
    July 4, 2009

    I have to admit that I could see the punchline of that sketch coming in the last few seconds, but it was funny anyway.

    There’s another Mitchell and Webb sketch on the Friendly Atheist blog:

  4. #4 Barbara
    July 4, 2009

    Excellent. Sending that to my rocket scientist relative. Yea, there’s one in my family.

  5. #5 David
    July 4, 2009

    as a neurologist, I find it hard to believe that rocket scientists can be more arrogant than brain surgeons.

  6. #6 HCN
    July 4, 2009

    As a former aerospace engineer who has done some rocket research, I’m not more arrogant …. unless it is Dr. Egnor. (though I do find dealing with multi-varible nonlinear second order differential equations fun and entertaining, but that is just me)

    But that is because I have fun reading what a neurologist’s comments on Dr. Egnor’s writings:

    As and aside, I recently listened to all of Dr. Mark Crislip’s podcasts. In one of them he takes a dig at neurosurgeons. I don’t remember which one in particular, but all of his quackcasts are entertaining:

  7. #7 HCN
    July 4, 2009

    I really need to proofread better. My excuse is I engineer, I no like grammar or spelling.

  8. #8 Rogue Medic
    July 4, 2009

    Homeopathy. It’s not exactly medicine, is it?


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