//Schwartz subbing in for Donaldson's Origins class Students around the room, imitating Aristotle: The sea is salty because the earth is sweating. People exhaling causes shooting stars. There are 53 spheres between the Earth and the Milky Way. People peeing and then having a tremor is analogous to the earth's waters flowing, followed by an earthquake. Schwartz: I'm beginning to understand why ancient philosophers were deemed heretics.
//In Origins, we're sharing the Physics problems we made. Eric Cheung's turn. Donaldson: Eric, what is your problem about? Eric: There's an elephant in a box going down a ramp. Donaldson: Why an elephant? Eric: I just wanted an elephant. It's only 60 grams. //A few minutes later Eric: So, then the elephant goes around the loops. Donaldson: Why loops? You realize the loops don't affect the problem. Eric: I know, I just wanted a loop. So then there's another loop, then... Donaldson: Then four more loops? Eric: No. There are only three loops.
Donaldson: can you make this bigger? And without Obama eating a child
//Mr. Hammond hands Mr. Donaldson his Puzzle Palooza T-shirt //Mr. Donaldson turns it around to the side with the word search and Puzzle Palooza written in big letters at the top. Donaldson (to the class): Can you find your name in here? Anand: * Points to last 3 letters of Palooza *