[extropy-chat] FW: Humor: Extropy and Transhumanism

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Wed Mar 22 18:18:42 UTC 2006

>Geek jokes are most welcome here, especially those dealing with astronomy,
>physics, biology and math.

My favorite from:

The cocky exponential function e^x is strolling along the road
insulting the functions he sees walking by. He scoffs at a wandering
polynomial for the shortness of its Taylor series. He snickers at a
passing smooth function of compact support and its glaring lack of a
convergent power series about many of its points. He positively laughs
as he passes |x| for being nondifferentiable at the origin. He smiles,
thinking to himself, "Damn, it's great to be e^x. I'm real analytic
everywhere. I'm my own derivative. I blow up faster than anybody and
shrink faster too. All the other functions suck."

Lost in his own egomania, he collides with the constant function 3,
who is running in terror in the opposite direction.

"What's wrong with you? Why don't you look where you're going?"
demands e^x. He then sees the fear in 3's eyes and says "You look

"I am!" says the panicky 3. "There's a differential operator just
around the corner. If he differentiates me, I'll be reduced to
nothing! I've got to get away!" With that, 3 continues to dash off.

"Stupid constant," thinks e^x. "I've got nothing to fear from a
differential operator. He can keep differentiating me as long as he
wants, and I'll still be there."

So he scouts off to find the operator and gloat in his smooth glory.
He rounds the corner and defiantly introduces himself to the operator.
"Hi. I'm e^x."

"Hi. I'm d / dy."


Amara Graps, PhD          email: amara at amara.com
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