Baddest science in the whole damn town
July 2, 2004 12:57 PM   Subscribe

My fab fave UK public intellectual was somehow overlooked in the popularity contest discussed yesterday, and I was surprised that nobody had ever FPPd him here (at least, as far as the search function can determine...)
posted by Sidhedevil (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I find it hard to think of him as an intellectual. But then I remember him when he was 17.

Top bloke though. Cleverer than a bag of clever hedgehogs and funny to boot.
posted by davehat at 3:29 PM on July 2, 2004

Fun reading, Sidhedevil. I followed one of his columns to this article, which describes errors in middle school science textbooks. For example:

We found a photograph of pop diva Linda Ronstadt: In the caption she was labeled as a silicon crystal. She had been labeled as a vacuum triode in a previous edition of the book.
posted by mr_roboto at 3:30 PM on July 2, 2004

mr_roboto, don't you think the latter is a more appropriate label for the singer's later oevre?
posted by billsaysthis at 6:53 PM on July 2, 2004

Sidhedevil: seconded. Extra credit for Bad Science being the only slot in a mainstream UK newspaper devoted to sceptical issues. They should give him a full page, not that mean little sidebar.
posted by raygirvan at 4:37 AM on July 3, 2004

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