A physician, an engineer, and
an attorney were discussing who among them belonged to the oldest of the three
professions represented. The physician said, "Remember, on the sixth day God
took a rib from Adam and fashioned Eve, making him the first surgeon. Therefore,
medicine is the oldest profession."|
The engineer replied, "But, before that, God created the heavens and earth from
chaos and confusion, and thus he was the first engineer. Therefore, engineering
is an older profession than medicine."
Then, the lawyer spoke up. "Yes," he said, "But who do you think created all of
the chaos and confusion?"