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  •  Bill Nye (6+ / 0-)

    is one of my heroes.

    Anyone that can make science fun,

    should be part of the National Dialog.


    No doubt, he understands the finer (boring) details as well.

    The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

    by jamess on Sun Sep 05, 2010 at 09:04:57 AM PDT

    •  The finer details are even more fun --- (0+ / 0-)

      but you can't enjoy them until you've gone over the great overview.

      Quantum mechanics is simply awesome -- but it looks boring if you haven't gone through differential equations, have classical mechanics and electrostatics down pat, have a good grasp of the history of physics and so forth.

      I find most modern art boring -- but I assume it's because I simply don't understand it. I'm at a Gumby level of art. Anything you don't have the education for appears boring to you. Basketball also bores the shit out of me -- but I've only played basketball a few times and watched a few games. I assume I just simply lack the knowledge to see what's going on beyond dribble, shoot, dribble, shoot.

      On the other hand, I find "Gravity's Rainbow" fucking awesome -- but I can see that someone who isn't a voracious reader would be bored shitless if they started there.

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