Monday, August 13, 2007

The Simpsons is Scientific?

I mentioned in an earlier blog entry on Science and The Simpsons. In that blog, I received a comment from Paul Halpern about his book "What's Science Ever Done for Us? What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe". USA Today now has a news article about this book.

Paul Halpern, a physics and mathematics professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a fan of the show, uses episodes in his classes. Science themes that pop up in the show include a broad range in biology, chemistry, astronomy and physics.

Halpern says that while not everything in the show is scientifically correct, it can spark an interest in science. "The Simpsons offers a great starting point for learning about many scientific issues," he says. "However, some of the conclusions reached by characters on the show should be taken with a grain of salt because, after all, it is a comedy series."

There are now ample evidence that The Simpsons can educate you about science. So there you go! Watch more of The Simpsons! :)


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