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What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe
     

What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe

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by Paul Halpern
 

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A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons

This amusing book explores science as presented on the longest-running and most popular animated TV series ever made: The Simpsons. Over the years, the show has examined such issues as genetic mutation, time travel, artificial intelligence, and even aliens. ""What's Science Ever Done for Us?""

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What's Science Ever Done for Us? : What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book did for modern science what 'The Gospel According to The Simpsons' did for Christianity: gave it a Homer-hyper-boost that elucidates in an enjoyable way. In this book, Dr. Halpern uses episodes and topics from the popular TV show 'The Simpsons' to illustrate important current topics in the world of science. Particle physics, robots, cosmology, and the origin of life all get their due in this fascinating look at science. Halpern, a physics and math professor, writes with a breezy, conversational style - it almost feels like you're having a pint of ale with him in a pub after attending one of his college classes. He comes up with some memorably funny writing: 'Although it was not surprising for (Stephen Jay) Gould to guest star on the show, his role was unexpectedly anticlimactic given his great scientific stature.' To say the least. All in all a great read if you're interested in keeping up with scientific developments but want to be entertained as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I beleive that the simpsons tv show is both wity and fun.
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