You cannot handle the truth

After the latest meeting of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Spain one of the colleagues sent me by e-mail this funny adaptation of the confrontation between Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in the film A Few Good Men.

It made me laugh and remember the definition of Rui Wamba: structural engineering implies calculating loads whose magnitude and exact position we do not know for materials whose behaviour we barely understand with a simplified physical model which is plenty of false assumptions in such a sophisticated way that the general public cannot have the slightest suspicion of our degree of ignorance.