Intelligence Discovered Down Under 2.


Inset-uranus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After having written the first blog post with this name (, I decided to word it more scientifically and I sent it off by email to the following universities: Oxford, Camebridge, Harvard, Yale, Sydney and melbourne. None of them have responded yet, which is kinda sad. Here’s the email I sent:

Dear Messrs Somebody-or-other in Charge of the Biology Department,

It is with considerable jubilation that I address myself, Ralphie A Burcke, a relative unknown, to your venerable body of scientists. I have momentous news about the human anatomy, mine in particular, but it would perhaps also be advisable at some stage to involve your colleagues of the Psychology Department.

My discovery began with a banal occurrence of flatulence, but, as you will soon realise, this had some astounding consequences as I extrapolated some extraordinary conclusions. Dear fellow scientists, imagine my colon filled rather exhaustively with fecal matter and a certain amount of methane gas. Due to my digestion, an excess of downward pressure resulted in the release of part of the methane gas, which in and of itself is not an uncommon incident, had it not been for the fact that the fecal matter was pressing down with an equal and simultaneous urgency. The momenticity of the experience will show itself, when I explain that I extrapolated that my rectum had, with no aid from my brain whatsoever, differentiated which matter to expel.

I have since held the experiment repeatedly, both under laboratory conditions and in the field, and the end result was always the same, except for that one unfortunate accident, which I blame on the over-zealousness of my scientific endeavours. Yes, esteemed colleagues, I am the proud owner of the first ever discovered and recorded conscious rectum! I am working on discovering a way to communicate with it, but to date the results have been poor.

The main reason for this communiqué is to unequivocably lay claim to the first intelligent asshole in human history, but there is a second, more circumspect, reason. During my lifetime it has on numerous occasions come to my attention that my penis sometimes has a mind of its own. To ascertain whether this constitutes a second member of my anatomy to develop intelligence, I would have to hold exhaustive tests.

It is my humble plea that you would help me with the funding of this enterprise. Surely we owe this to humankind as a whole!? And if you would suggest which scientific publications best to send my claim and findings to, I would be much obliged. Please, respond asap, as myself and my respective parts are anxiously awaiting your reply;

Sincerely yours,

Ralphie A burcke.

Should they reply at a later date, I shall of course publish it here for you all to marvel at!


One response to “Intelligence Discovered Down Under 2.

  1. Dear readers,
    I got a reply from Harvard university, although not the one I had hoped for. Here it is:
    Thank you for your email and for your interest in Harvard College.

    You can find complete financial aid application instructions and deadlines as well as other information about our program on our website:

    All financial aid at Harvard College is distributed solely on the basis of financial need. To be eligible for specified funds, such as named or regional funds, or funds for students with certain talents, you must be an admitted Harvard College student and have need for financial aid. Academic or athletic achievement and other accomplishments are considered only in the admissions decision, and are not considered when determining scholarship eligibility.

    Based on the financial information you provide, Harvard College determines an expected family contribution by looking at many factors including income and assets, cost of living and retirement needs, family size, and number of children in college. Expected family contributions range from zero to the full amount of a student’s education. The difference between the estimated family contribution and the budgeted cost of attending Harvard College is a student’s financial need. This need is met with a combination of work and/or scholarship funds.

    Over two-thirds of the students attending Harvard College receive financial assistance. We are committed to enabling all admitted students to attend, regardless of financial circumstance. For more information about admissions and financial aid at Harvard College, please visit the admissions office website or contact our office directly.

    We hope this response answers your financial aid question. If your question was not answered please change this email’s subject heading to “Other” and resubmit your question in detail.

    The Undergraduate Financial Aid Office

    ** Please visit our website and use our Net Price Calculator. This calculator provides a quick and easy way for prospective students and families to estimate the net cost of a year at Harvard and to gain an understanding of our need-based financial aid program.


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