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James Rogers jamesr at
Mon Aug 18 16:42:08 PDT 2003

> I always thought chemistry was profoundly ugly from EVERY standpoint.

It is.  Even simple things like the Ideal Gas laws (e.g. PV=nRT) require
constants ("R") that do not have immediately obvious relevance to a n00b.  You
start talking things like solubility and there is no way to make it non-ugly.


If we were good enough at chemistry for it to be elegant, we'd call it

Which is one of the many reasons I opted to find work doing something other than
chemical engineering.

-James Rogers
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