Many years ago, I heard a story about a mohel (the man who performs ritual Jewish circumcisions), and this comment by the Disco. Institute’s Bruce Chapman reminded me of it. Bruce told Tom Bethell (author of the Incorrect Guide to Science):
if I were to carry around Discovery fellows’ peer-reviewed science journal articles on Darwinian theory and intelligent design I would need a suitcase, not a coat pocket.
Boy howdy! A whole suitcase in a decade or so of “research.” It’s a shame that, even when Chapman stretches, he can’t come up with anything more impressive.
Speaking of which, the mohel joke is below the fold.
A mohel is retiring after 30 years of dedicated service to his community. He goes to a leatherworker in town and says, “I’ve kept all the foreskins I removed over these many years and I would like you to make something out of them.” The leatherworker takes the jar full of prepuces, thinks for a moment, and tells the mohel to come back in a month.
A month passes, and the mohel is shocked when the leatherworker gives him a wallet.
“I gave you 30 years worth of foreskins, and all you can make is a wallet! What sort of a gyp is this anyway?”
“Don’t be so hasty, my friend,” the leatherworker calmly explains. “If you rub it, it turns into a suitcase.”