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July 22, 2014 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Musical proof that Scully Likes Science.
posted by mudpuppie (9 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
This reminds me how I once went looking for a single-service website with a button that, when pressed, would play one of the several audio clips from "She Blinded Me With Science" of the old man yelling the word.

Somebody seriously needs to get on that.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 11:52 AM on July 22, 2014 [3 favorites]

Needs a julybywomen tag. :D
posted by yoga at 12:51 PM on July 22, 2014

(Forgot. Tagged.)
posted by mudpuppie at 1:04 PM on July 22, 2014

I've been gradually slogging through The X-Files for months now, and I'm still only halfway through season 2.

Anyway, watching it gets me in a conspiracy-theory sort of mood, and I can't help pondering the propaganda potential of the show itself:

1. Who is the villain? Government, the elite.
2. What is wrong? Science, rationality, skepticism.
3. What is right? Faith, belief, general kookiness.

Sound familiar? It's Fox (Mulder) News.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:02 PM on July 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

posted by xedrik at 3:57 PM on July 22, 2014

What Sys Rq said. I hated that show. It was right up there with The Discovery Institute and Answers in Genesis in the war on science.
posted by Decani at 4:33 PM on July 22, 2014

Hard/ hard science.
posted by psoas at 4:52 PM on July 22, 2014

It's a pretty anti-science, pro-faith show, but it's not really Fox Newsy, in that one of the defining characteristics of Fox News is that it's very right wing. The X Files is anti-rich white men and anti-big business. And on the pro-faith end, it's just as happy being pro-pagan as it is being pro-Christian.

I mean, sure, you can say "pro-faith, anti-government, anti-science — it's Fox News!", but by that same token you could say that Hare Krishnas are Fox News, which I think the vast majority of Fox News viewers would find preposterous.
posted by Bugbread at 8:59 PM on July 22, 2014

The faith-over-science themes are totally a big part of the x-files, which is ironic because Dana Scully was like 80% of the reason my preteen self decided to make a career out of science.
posted by you're a kitty! at 6:54 AM on July 24, 2014

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