Science in Fiction

Science in Fiction

04 May 2011

Woot! Done with school!
As I mentioned in the very beginning of this blog, this blog is done as a requirement for my communicating science class.  And, as I'm not an avid participator, more of a lurker, of the online community, any of them, I am not continuing the blog.

I'm graduating and as such I want to enjoy doing nothing.  I can't remember what that feels like and look forward to growing bored of it.

Good luck to my readers!

Blog Evaluation the Third

What an Odd Couple

Not that long ago, I was taking to one of my friends on how my fiance and I want to make a secret room in a house and tell no one about it, even our kids.  That I want to see how long it takes them to notice there is something off about the house.  And my friend said we were really odd, and he laughed about us planning experiments on our children long before we even have them.  All I have to say is that I am getting too good of ideas from television these days.

And pretty much any prank between Jim and Dwight, that NBC wont allow me to find a clip of.

Is Lie to Me Lying to You?

So, I absolutely adore this show.  But, how true to life is Lie to Me?  I recently read an article from Popular Mechanics, of all places, on the science behind the show.  It really is interesting what you can find on the internet when you're bored.

First of May, First of May
Well, it's not the first of May, but that song is too catchy to not think of when I think of May.  I decided on a floral theme, because April showers, that were nonexistent, bring May flowers, through the acts of planting them.

Science of Doctor Who? What Science?
Some people are of the belief that all fiction needs to portray factual science.  I'm  in agreement with Doctor Who, to the right; "Eh?"

I do have this blog to explain science in works of fiction.  But there are times, and all of Doctor Who are those times, that you ignore science and enjoy yourself. That's why I have been staying away from shows like this and Star Trek.  Even my post on the shrink ray from Despicable Me was as a "what if," a "how could this be possible."

You Don't Worry About Velociraptors Attacking

Ever have nightmares from this?  Exhibit paranoid behavior around paleontologists?  Worry about how far genetic research will come?

Angels & Demons & Biometrics
As some of you may have already read on Carlos' blog.  We teamed up to do a joint post relating biometrics and fiction.  I recommend reading his original post, as I'll only highlight over it.  Carlos is more the expert here than I.

You'll never believe what happened...
Sorry, for not posting in a while.  My life became really busy as of late.  I have some back posts that I was working on, that I'll publish momentarily.

I'll give you a little anecdote as example of how my life has been going.  An example of how the universe hates me: