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On observing an apple fall
The scientifically minded person asks why it falls downwards
This one's a bit dubious, as well....at least for a modern scientist. "Downwards" is defined as the direction in which it falls. "The scientifically minded person asks why it falls towards the earth" is probably what you were looking for. --SF
The mathematically minded person asks how long it will take
Hmm... I might suggest that's the statistically minded person. MathematicallyMindedPeople might ask what the path it's traversing is, taking into account the gravity of the surrounding objects; or what the pattern to its leaves is, and whether they're in the FibonacciSequence?; or some such... --AC
The engineering oriented person asks why the apple stalk was insufficiently strong
The philosphically minded person asks how we may know we are not the apple dreaming we are humans watching ourselves fall
The theologian asks, with regard to the apple, why there is something, rather than nothing, and immediately answers "God".
The physicist asks, with regard to God, why there is something, rather than nothing, and immediately answers "because the nothing exploded".
..or something. I'm sure there's a witty comment there, it's just that my sense of humour has gone walkies. - MoonShadow