The headline indicates that I am going to tell one of this old jokes: A physicist, a philosopher and an engineer meet …
This is in fact correct, but in an extremely subtle way. As the title of this blog and the pseudo-intellectual summary in the left pane should imply I am of course considering myself all three of them. A physicist by training, a philosopher by self-proclamation based on reading arbitrarily picked stuff, and an engineer by just doing it. So I am actually working as an engineer. Why?
Comics often do grasp the essence of profound decisions in our careers, in particular in geeky careers. I owe this insight on the importance of comics in science also to the astute posting at nebusresearch on comics and mathematics.
So here’s the explanation: