Why is Helmholtz in trouble?
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"Helmholtz had also come into conflict with Authority.
“It was over some rhymes,” he explained. “I was giving my usual course of
Advanced Emotional Engineering for Third Year Students. Twelve lectures, of
which the seventh is about rhymes. ’On the Use of Rhymes in Moral Propaganda
and Advertisement,’ to be precise. I always illustrate my lecture with a lot of technical examples. This time I thought I’d give them one I’d just written myself. Pure madness, of course; but I couldn’t resist it.” He laughed. “I was
curious to see what their reactions would be. Besides,” he added more gravely,
“I wanted to do a bit of propaganda; I was trying to engineer them into feeling
as I’d felt when I wrote the rhymes. Ford!” He laughed again. “What an outcry
there was! The Principal had me up and threatened to hand me the immediate
sack. l’m a marked man.”
“But what were your rhymes?” Bernard asked.
“They were about being alone.”"
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