dord (dôrd), n. density of mind; chiefly exhibited by one who attempts to demonstrate supposed knowledge --adj. dord'ish


Words from Dr. G

Right now life is a scholastic blur. Sometime I'll get around to writing a real blog post again. In the meantime, I thought I'd share these quotes--almost entirely context free--from my Design of Mechanical Components (DMC) professor.

"An engineer getting a chance to blow things up. . . what could be better?"

"You would have to do lots and lots of tests, which would take lots and lots of time, which is why we have graduate students."

"DMC is when you actually learn AMC, because you have to use it as a tool."

"We are engineers, so we have to look out for the public. The public, as you know, when it comes to engineering, are idiots. So you must look out for their idiocy." [to which a classmate objects that it goes against Darwinism]

"They were paying us to break it. I love being paid to break things."

"We're not going to get anywhere in the next two minutes, so I may as well yammer on."

"We learn all kinds of fun things. . . that we should already know."

"You can see where friction is making things screwy." [while talking about bolts]

"Does somebody other than him have a question?" [after the obnoxious guy raised his hand again]

"If you really want to be exact you keep going to school to get advanced degrees until you know more and more about less and less and you know absolutely everything there is to know about nothing."

"Procrastination pays off immediately."

"Humans are control systems with a phase lag of over 1/10 of a second."

"We call it a sudden release of air. We do not call it an explosion."

And my favorite:
"We all have photographic memory. Most of us just don't have film."



Book Review: The Holiness of God

Let me be up front about this: I really don't know how to write this review. For me to attempt to explain all of the reasons why I am glad I read The Holiness of God would make this review way too long. To find reason to include one quote would be to find reason to include thirty.

Maybe I will find the time to spill some thoughts that have been stirred in another post. It should suffice to say that this book is on all of those "top books" lists for good reason, but I'll add the following:

You don't understand the holiness of God. I don't understand the holiness of God. R.C. Sproul doesn't understand the holiness of God. We are finite and sinful; God is infinite and holy. Still, reading this book and seeing Sproul do his utmost to unpack God's Word on the topic of God's holiness will give a you greater glimpse of what it means that God is holy.

Rating: Must Read




April's Quote to Ponder

"The failure of modern evangelicalism is the failure to understand the holiness of God."
--R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God