Munched upon a gyro
As he pondered matters hefty
Regarding Cognitive Flexibility
with his pardner
Straddled many fences
With his theory of Multiple Intelligences
Had a lot of fun
When he was leading
The Center for the Study of Reading
Said he had found a cure
With his research at Emory
On the nature of human memory
Said that he was sure
People would love to buy
The license plate of his car: Cog Sci
Said I'll have a look-see
At how I can shirk
All this social-work.
Heaped her scorn
On those that took apart
The beauties inherent in science and art
Said, It's a cheap ruse
And a tautology
To think simplistically about technology
Said I have set sail
On making my first million
Helping kids out at Carle Pavilion
Said, "I've discovered Smullyan
Though I do wonder how
People like him follow the Tao?"
Laughed Ha Ha Ha
As he watched movies on cable
Instead of working on his Periodic Table.
Shouted out, "KA!"
Shocking the local constabulary
With his limited vocabulary.
While leaving Kiev
Sent an urgent wireless cable
"Tell them I've discovered the Periodic Table"
Pondered the nature of original sin
His theory which many regarded as being clunky
Said man evolved from the monkey
Threw creationism in the dustbin
Causing a furious reaction
With his theory of Natural Selection
Just wanted to be
But peace he wasn't to have any
When a fatwa was declared on him by Khomeni
To marriage said, na! na!
Till ofcourse the bright smile of Sudha he espied
I want, he shouted, her, and just her, as my bride.
On a whim
created quite a diversion
by creating an inversion
Said I can do much better
at this clerihew thing, though impractical,
by making this clerihew self-referential and tautological
put the horse before de 'cart
By doubting everything ad infinitum
And ending it with cogito ergo sum
Didnt ask how
When told to drink beer
Or program with Frontier