Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Comedy Central: better science than the Science Channel?
Zapperz wrote an interesting post that links to an article in USA Today about whether Comedy Central (specifically The Daily Show and The Colbert Report) give some of the best real science coverage on television. They bring on actual scientists (Neil Degrasse Tyson, Sean Carroll, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Steven Chu, Bob Park (!)) and have conversations with them that last more than a 30 second sound bite. I notice that there are no nano folks on the guest lists for either show over the last couple of years. Clearly this is a clarion call to write a general audience book and try to go on there to promote it; either that, or to try and be their go-to person to debunk outrageous claims about nanotechnological dystopias.
Posted by Douglas Natelson at 8:44 AM