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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lawyer Jokes (An Occasional Series).

Author and attorney Scott Turow told this joke on NPR today. Because it mixes law and theology I can't resist repeating it here (with slight paraphrasing).

An engineer, a physician and an attorney were sitting on a park bench.

The engineer asserted God was an engineer because he created the physical universe with such precision and complexity.

The physician disagreed, arguing that God was a doctor because of how he created human bodies with such intricate, symbiotic functionality.

The lawyer asserted, "You're both wrong. God was a lawyer. The first thing he created was chaos and darkness."