What's science ever done for us? : what The Simpsons can teach us about physics, robots, life and the universe (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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What's science ever done for us? : what The Simpsons can teach us about physics, robots, life and the universe

Author: Paul Halpern
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the world of science describes how the animated television show has addressed such scientific issues as genetic manipulation, time travel, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, exploring the theoretical possibilities of such speculative concepts.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Halpern
ISBN: 9780470114605 0470114606 9781435283534 1435283538
OCLC Number: 80020104
Description: x, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Simpson Gene --
You say tomato, I say tomacco --
Blinky, the three-eyed fish --
Burns's radiant glow --
We all live in a cell-sized submarine --
Lisa's recipe for life --
Look Homer-Ward, angel --
D'ohs ex machina --
Perpetual commotion --
Dude, I'm an android --
Rules for robots --
Chaos in cartoonland --
Fly in the ointment --
Clockstopping --
A toast to the past --
Frinking about the future --
Lisa's scoping skills --
Diverting rays --
The plunge down under --
If astrolabes could talk --
Cometary cowabunga --
Homer's space Odyssey --
Could this really be the end? --
Foolish earthlings --
Is the universe a donut? --
The third dimension of Homer.
Responsibility: Paul Halpern.
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A study of the world of science describes how the animated television show has addressed such scientific issues as genetic manipulation, time travel, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, exploring the theoretical possibilities of such speculative concepts.

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