Scientist/Engineer Dichotomy

The first question that was asked in my undergraduate organic chemistry course was as follows:  What is the melting point of bread?

Normally, I wouldn’t insert a carriage return there except that such a statement has such aneurysm-inducing levels of stupidity within its words that I fear it may spread if not properly contained.  Today I learned an interesting diagnostic for differentiating between an engineer and a scientist by asking each the above listed question of the damned and gauging their response.  The engineer will look at you like you’re a moron, say “that’s a stupid question” and laugh.  The scientist will look at you like you’re an idiot, say “that’s a stupid question” and glare.  It appears to all be in the eyes.