Monday, May 10, 2004

Weird science: The Dallas Morning News (registration required) talks to college professors who are using Hollywood blockbusters and comic books to help teach science. There's even a course titled, "Everything I Know About Science I Learned From Reading Comic Books":

"We're talking about people who are not going to be scientists, but they live in a world that is increasingly technologically and scientifically oriented. We want them to be savvy enough, so that when it comes time to vote for county commissioners or run for Congress, they have enough science know-how to reasonably evaluate science-based questions that come up in daily life."