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SEE IT: Columbia professor strips down to underwear...[to teach] quantum mechanics
NY Daily News ^ | February 18, 2013 | Tina Moore

Posted on 02/21/2013 10:18:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

This Columbia University professor’s approach to teaching quantum mechanics is a real eye-opener.

Prof. Emlyn Hughes gave students a bizarre performance Monday, stripping down to his underwear as images of 9/11 and the Holocaust showed on a screen behind him.

Hughes remained in the fetal position on the floor as two people dressed as ninjas blindfolded two stuffed animals and impaled one of them with a sword. The whole five-minute skit was posted on the website Bwog.

The students at first encouraged Hughes to dance to the music that was playing as he stripped, but then were dismayed when footage of the Twin Towers collapsing and wartime Nazi Germany began rolling, the video shows.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
How much does a Columbia degree cost again?
1 posted on 02/21/2013 10:18:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 02/21/2013 10:21:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I luv those twenty-something quantum mechanics female professors!


4 posted on 02/21/2013 10:26:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Insanity.


5 posted on 02/21/2013 10:27:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
The professor?


6 posted on 02/21/2013 10:29:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Either you didn’t watch the video, or you are a very bad man.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 10:34:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have blocked pornography from my house!


8 posted on 02/21/2013 10:37:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Unfortunately, that’s not...him....


9 posted on 02/21/2013 10:40:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Revolting cat!

Of course.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 10:51:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Come on dummy author, that was clearly Schrodinger’s cat...

“Hughes remained in the fetal position on the floor as two people dressed as ninjas blindfolded two stuffed animals and impaled one of them with a sword. The whole five-minute skit was posted on the website Bwog.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-prof-strips-bizarre-lesson-article-1.1267461#ixzz2LbyR13Iy

{Schrödinger’s cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying), the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses into one possibility or the other.}


11 posted on 02/22/2013 12:27:53 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I would have stood up, pointed and laughed. I may have used words like, "looser" and "fetish freak". The words "Pathetic poser trying desperately to be relevant and profound." or "Nasty dried up old hippy having an acid flashback and wasting my time and money." might have come out of my mouth.

I DID have a psych professor who insisted EVERYTHING every day, every where revolved around sex. He literally talked about Joe Camel, telephone poles, ice in Coca-Cola adverts, train tunnels... as if it was all porn. I challenged him often in class until one day he asked me to stay after. He asked me directly so I told him, I had heard he lived with his mother, and had a habit of crashing student events to hit on girls. I told him I felt he was sex obsessed and I doubted his capacity to teach the class. I was allowed a late class transfer, so that worked out cool.

12 posted on 02/22/2013 12:31:51 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Slings and Arrows

About $140,000


13 posted on 02/22/2013 12:56:29 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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14 posted on 02/22/2013 12:58:35 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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15 posted on 02/22/2013 1:01:00 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: rmlew

Supposedly there is a parallel universe in which he didn’t strip. Why am I not in that one?


16 posted on 02/22/2013 1:04:43 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: rmlew

And now we know what they’re getting for their money.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 1:11:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Casie

From a psych professor, that doesn’t surprise me at all.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 1:15:00 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dennis Prager stated that the longer you go to higher “education” the more you have all Common Sense and morality BEAT out of you. It is intentional. These kids come out stupid and immoral.

They are out to destroy Virtue-—that which is necessary for Free Republics. (known since Socrates). They are forcing Vice and Sex on small children (Jerry Brown—anal sex to Kindergardeners-—to destroy the innocence of children and warp their normal sexual formation.

This is just their forcing Satanic/occultism/paganism onto our children. TV and movies and our toxic culture are destroying all “Good” and glorifying and normalizing evil to collapse our culture. Cultural Marxists figured out how to kill Christianity and destroy America from within in the 30’s. They have been marching through all our institutions to corrupt them.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 3:18:00 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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BOOM!
susie HAMMERS IT AGAIN!
Great to hear your “voice” again. Just RIGHT.
;)


20 posted on 02/22/2013 5:26:47 AM PST by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Did he do this with a grant from the National Science Foundation or the National Endowment for the Arts? It seems that our government is endorsing behavior that, in less enlightened times, would have had the performer under close psychiatric evaluation. This is a disturbing trend throughout academia.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 6:58:45 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Casie

I think I had the same professor!


22 posted on 02/22/2013 7:05:15 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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23 posted on 02/22/2013 7:21:54 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Revolting cat!

“I have blocked pornography from my house!”

So you watch it at someone else’s house? ;)


24 posted on 02/22/2013 7:26:42 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: martin_fierro

He was probably talking about quantum coupling.


25 posted on 02/22/2013 11:30:30 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: rmlew

Back in the day (1957-61)one of the funniest and iconoclastic professors was C. Wright Mills, a very well-known sociologist who had written some Books that crossed over into popular culture. I was in his CC class as a freshman.

I wasn’t there so I can’t vouch for it, but Prof. Mills delighted in telling this on himself so it may be true. He had told his students that he would never give them a pop test unless they saw him coming into the classroom via the transom.

According to the story, one day the class was delayed because Mills hadn’t appeared. Then the class could dimly see through the door (partly frosted glass if you remember Hamilton Hall) what they took to be a janitor with a ladder.

Instead it was Mills in his trademark corduroy pants and lumberjack shirt, climbing in over the transom above the door. When he reached the floor, he calmly brushed himself off and said, “Gentlemen, I keep my promises. We are now going to have a pop test.”


26 posted on 02/22/2013 1:13:11 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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