Sunday, March 29, 2009
Who knows why I started thinking back about Mr. Baran, my freshman biology teacher in high school. Mr. Baran was a) an entertainer b) Polish. Students' names were typically prefaced by "Mr X! Scientist! Biologist! Please explain the Krebs cycle..." An explanation of photosynthesis would cause him to break into song - "Cool, clear water..." And evolutionary theory took on a very adversarial, Eastern European flavor - "Lamarck was a yash! Darwin should have kicked him in the dupa!"