The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Dec 4, 2007

Pop Cultural Science

You can tell that scientists do not live in a complete vacuum and that they are affected as much as anyone by culture, whether of the high variety or pop. Do you think there has been a dumbing down of this influence? Check out the following time-line:

Murray Gell-Mann <-> Quarks <-> James Joyce

David Mermin <-> Boojums <-> Lewis Carroll

Shamit Kachru <-> Embiggen <-> The Simpsons

I'd be interested in similar usages. So bring 'em on, dudes and dudettes.


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