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April 15, 2004 10:22 AM   Subscribe

They've been used to teach everything from math to social science, nuclear chemistry to English as a second language and even religion (although opinions vary on the value of that). The Simpsons: is there anything they can't do?
posted by Otis (3 comments total)
One of a couple books on the topic. I really like this book, especially the essay on how Bart isn't a Nietzschian superman.
posted by apathy0o0 at 10:52 AM on April 15, 2004

They could be useful in teaching economics too: Homer violates almost all axioms of preferences (except maybe non-satiation) and has a discount factor close to zero.
posted by MzB at 4:06 PM on April 15, 2004

I used it lots of times in teaching ESL in Japan.

"Lisa, this is lamb, not a lamb."

Watch the video clip, fill in the blanks, then tell me, what does Homer mean. I miss teaching.
posted by planetkyoto at 4:31 PM on April 15, 2004

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