Right or Wrong – a Poem

With thanks to Issac Asimov and his book The Relativity of Wrong.

Wrong and Wronger

By Kate Rauner

Answers can be right or wrong, that’s what we learn in school.

Close answers that get closer still, in science that’s the rule.

The teacher says “spell sugar”.  I say s-h-u-g-rtea_w_sugar_saucer

But if you spell it p-j-q, I’m righter than you are.

Newton’s laws were not disproved when Einstein came along.

They still apply within their frame, so Newton was not wrong.

Right keeps getting righter

As science goes on longer.

If you think it’s all the same,

You’re wrongest of the wronger.

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