My Science Heroes

I guess was stalking
Stephen Hawking,
a digital wonder
when he starts talking
speakers squawking
out more brilliance
then a million
of those treasure troll
jelly roll
spitting skoal
racist rednecks.

Chased down Bill Nye
the super sonic
science Guy
cause I hoped he could help
me learn why
creationist and politicians
get so far by telling lies.

Sat next to
Richard Dawkins
who left me gawking.
Never saw a scientist
so perfectly British
with his “Selfish Genes”
questioning everyone’s
“God Delusion.”

And Neil De Grass Tyson
was on the radio splicing
science with pop culture,
making “Star Talk” podcasts that
are trying to bring back
scientific literacy
before our society
actually becomes
The movie “Idiocracy.”

-2016

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Prof. Stephen Hawking Says Alien Life is Real, Warns Humans NOT To Make Contact!
“To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is working out what aliens might actually be like.”

Stephen Hawking has suggested that aliens almost certainly exist but has warned humanity not to try to contact them!

Scientists as fighting game characters

Science Combat is a series of GIFs that transforms legendary scientists into fighting game characters, with special moves inspired by their discoveries and inventions. It was designed by the Brazilian illustrator Diego Sanches for Superinteressante magazine. Here are my favourites:

Nikola Tesla and teleforce

Pythagoras and tetractys

Isaac Newton and Opticks

Charles Darwin and evolution

Marie Curie and polonium 

Albert Einstein and relativity

Stephen Hawking and wormholes  

See all of them here

Happy 74th birthday to Stephen Hawking!

Not a year has gone past when Stephen Hawking’s achievements, both in terms of science and popular culture, have not made global headlines.
His work has revolutionized theoretical physicis and cosmology, made him the Commander of the Order of the British Empire and earned the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, all while his body suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 

Here are some of his great thoughts and moments:

“Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.”

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”

“It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

“I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.”

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Actors Vs. Historic People They Played

  1. Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones As Stephen Hawking And His Wife Jane Wilde In The Theory Of Everything (2014) 
  2. Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles In Ray (2004) 
  3. Salma Hayek As Frida Kahlo In Frida (2002) 
  4. Hellen Mirren As HM Queen Elizabeth II In The Queen (2007) 
  5. Gary Oldman As Ludwig Van Beethoven In Immortal Beloved (1994) 
  6. Cate Blanchett As Bob Dylan In I’m Not There (2007) 
  7. Halle Berry As Dorothy Dandridge In Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (2000) 
  8. Jason Segel As David Foster Wallace In The End Of The Tour (2015) 
  9. Denzel Washington As Malcolm X In Malcolm X (1992) 
  10. Sean Penn As Harvey Milk In Milk (2008) 

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