Scientific Greats Reunion
In response to an invitation for a rather unusual reunion party of the all-time greats, the following responses were recorded :
Newton said he’d drop in.
Socrates said he’d think about it.
Ohm resisted the idea.
Boyle said he was under too much pressure.
Darwin said he’d wait to see what evolved.
Pierre & Marie-Curie radiated with enthusiasm.
Volta was electrified the prospect.
Pavlov positively drooled at the thought.
Ampere was worried that he wasn’t current enough, though alternately, none were.
Audubon said he’d have to wing it.
Edison thought it would be illuminating.
Einstein said it it would be relatively easy to attend.
Archimedes was buoyant at the thought.
Dr. Jekyll declined; he said he hadn’t been feeling himself, lately.
Morse said, “I’ll be there on the dot. Can’t stop now, must dash.”
Gauss asked whether he was being invited because of his magnetism.
Hertz said he planned to attend with greater frequency in future reunions.
Watt thought it would be a good way to let off steam.
Wilbur Wright accepted, provided he & Orville could get a flight.
And Sigmund Freund couldn’t help but give it the slip.