Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: I’m avoiding Laurel Wilson. Amita Ramanujan: The professor of philosophy of science? Charlie Eppes: She’s the lady you go hiking with? Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: For years we’ve enjoyed this…I don’t know…delightful wilderness-based friendship, entirely platonic. But last night, she and I just veered… we veered off into the carnal. Amita Ramanujan: I’m taking it didn’t go well. Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Actually it was incredible. It was primal. I mean in the animal, not the numerical, sense. But what I’m saying, this was a perfect event, and, as such, untwinnable. Amita Ramanujan: So, because the sex was great, the odds are against it ever being great again. Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: The replication defies the laws of probability. Amita Ramanujan: [dryly] So, why try? Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: [missing the sarcasm] Yes, yes. That’s why I’m here. I mean, it’s the perfect refuge. Charlie Eppes: What do you mean, “the perfect refuge?” Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Well, the math department must be the least libidinous place on campus.