11 November 2008

Geology reference alert!

Posted by Jessica Ball

House is on, and our favorite misanthropic doctor just made a comment about mineralogy. And what’s even better? One of the other doctors understood it.

[Yak yak yak how do we find this tumor if we can’t bring the guy to the hospital and have only limited equipment…]
House: “What part of olivine, pyroxene and amphibole don’t you understand?”
[Blank stares]
Cameron: “They’re indicator minerals. You can’t see diamonds so you look for the indicator minerals.”

Woohoo! Geology metaphors strike again! (Although this one is kind of in reverse, but still, it’s cool. I did a little happy dance when I heard it a few minutes ago.)