Vote for the best physical science haiku!

Jim Gibbon has opened voting on his academic haiku contest. I urge you to check out all the 17-syllable distillations of scholarly works, but especially those in the physical sciences category.

Two of those haikus are mine. (Technically, one of them ought to be in the humanities category, but I can see how an exploration of philosophical issues in chemistry might look like it belongs in the physical sciences.) Here's your chance to make me a winner!

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You know, if these "science" blogs ever qualify as peer reviewed literature, and not just political and religious rants using science as a front, then all the WIRED science bloggers will have it made.

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