The liveliest effusion of wit and humor

Witkowski, J. A. (December 2001) The liveliest effusion of wit and humor. Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 26 (12). pp. 747-752. ISSN 0968-0004

DOI: 10.1016/S0968-0004(01)01936-3


The occurrence and function of humor in biochemistry, and in science in general, is a topic that has been left in the hands of the social scientists for too long. Although some [1] provide interesting perspectives, too often their epistemology of humor within the scientific milieu is, inevitably, of limited scope. Too often, in the course of deconstructing the semiotic architecture of scientific humor, the signifier has been confused with the signified, thus providing no grounds for expecting that we can subjugate our humanity and write about the way the universe is in any relative, laughter-dependent manner.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: GENETIC-CODE
Subjects: educational material
historical documents
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Communities: Banbury Center
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: December 2001
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 20:05
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 20:05
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