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Or, trying to glam up science. Abandon the white coats
and go for the Captain Jack Sparrow look, thence storm
the chem lab!
There is some reality behind this as quite a lot of
astronomy and navigation, not to mention weapons tech,
banking, number theory..
I mean, if we look at the "The
Gold Bug", it seems the
pirate treasure was buried by someone with knowledge of
dead reckoning, extremely dead in this.
Not to mention the contribution to anthropology, with
some crusty pirate in Sumatra going "Aaar thropoid" and
being hideousky misquoted
As for the contribution to maths, they did let the side
down by sticking with the roman numerals, but then
encoporated in a slim, number based command and reply
system. Item 2 on the list would be "I I captain", you know
it all makes sense
||If this were set in a laboratory that worked on
additives for the jellybean industry, it could be called
"Pirates of the Carrageenan".
||Or even Iron Pyrites of the Caribbean.
||And so to the peg legged, hook handed, one eyed applicant across the desk I said, "BS in Chemistry and an internship at DOW ?" . "Aye" she replied.
||Be ye having some spare 10 microliter pipet tips on that bandolier, Mr Golgi? Arr, ware that old Bunsen! Keep yer dredlocks clear, arr.
||You can start with the policy that those scientists who don't
publish in open access journals will be pirated.