# Monday, 18 May 2009

The origins of man (and woman)

A little girl asked her mother: “How did the human race appear?”

The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve; they had children; and so was all mankind made.”

Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.

The father answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”

The confused girl returned to her mother and said, “Mum, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?

The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family, and your father told you about his.”

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# Thursday, 14 May 2009

Update on Chaya Devoira

Well, it’s been some time since I last blogged about Her Majesty, also known as Chaya Devoira :). This is partly due to not having as much to report as the previous few months, and partly ‘cos my computer broke and I didn’t have enough time to think about blogging whilst I was trying to fix it, putting up with a temporary one while the new one arrived, uninstalling all the rubbish that came on the new one, installing all the fab stuff I wanted, catching up with a backlog of stuff caused by the above, etc.

All of which is a poor excuse, but as it’s the best you’re going to get, you’ll have to put up with it!

The great news is that Chaya Devoira is doing really well B”H. Since the operation she has been like a different child. She eats well, and has started on solids. We had her assessed yesterday for a local Jewish special school, and they gave her a very good report. It’s obviously too early to tell properly, but the indications are that her condition is mild, which gives us a lot of hope for her.

Here’s a moderately recent picture of Chaya Devoira fast asleep, hence the dark shadows around her eyes...

Chaya Devoira

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# Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Some slightly scientific jokes

f(x) walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The barman said “I’m sorry sir, we don’t cater for functions.”

A neutron walked into a bar and asked how much a pint of beer would be. The barman replied “For you sir, no charge.

Two atoms were talking, and one said “Oh no, I think I lost an electron!” When asked if he was sure, he replied “I’m positive.”

A biologist, a physicist and a mathematician watched two people enter a building. After a few moments, they came out again with a third person. The biologist concluded that they had multiplied. The physicist concluded that there had been an error in measurement. The mathematician concluded that if one more person entered the building, it would be empty.

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