Saturday, July 14, 2007

Follow-up To "Hollywood Blockbusters: Unlimited Fun but Limited Science Literacy"

It seems that the preprint is getting quite a bit of publicity. Phillip Ball at Nature wrote a rather relevant "blog" on it.

Should we endorse the violations of physics routinely perpetrated by Hollywood? Efthimiou and Llewellyn clearly think not. I would argue that you might as well complain about 'errors' in the Greek myths or fairy tales, or Warner Brothers cartoons.

While the preprint was a rather entertaining read, I rather agree with Ball on this, i.e. the bastardization of physics in Hollywood movies isn't a big deal and has no lasting impact to cause scientific illiteracy on the general public.


1 comment:

Sean said...

Thanks for your valuable contribution!