From The Board Room To The Beard Room

| The Netherlands | Learning | September 18, 2013

(I am attending the first lecture of an evolutionary biology class.)

Teacher: “So the father of the study of evolution is of course, Charles Darwin.”

(He shows us a picture of Darwin.)

Teacher: “You can see he’s a scientist, because of his big impressive beard. All scientists have beards.”

Student: “You don’t have a beard.”

Teacher: “And what does that tell you?”

Student: “That you shouldn’t be teaching this class?”

(It turns out the teacher is actually a lawyer, but teaches this class because he is very passionate about the subject. And during the course he proves to be an excellent teacher!)

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