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Death by Astro-Physics

A hilarious discussion of Death by Black Hole and asteroid impacts by astro-physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

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lazarian
Jan. 9th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
Death by Spaghettification sounds so much cooler than terrorists/food poisoning/lawn darts...

It's scientists like him that actually make science personable and interesting instead of foreboding. Science fiction author and former marine biologist Peter Watts wrote an article a while back about how in academia circles introducing humor in science discussion was absolutely frowned upon and discouraged. It seems that if scientists didn't feel like they would lose credibility by putting a human face on science and portraying it as something other than dry, stuffy academics, there would be more people willing to experience and begin trying to understand the natural world, rather than turning to figureheads to do it for them.

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