Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for August 16, 2015
How can you run a Science Channel but have most of your shows be about ghosts and aliens and other nonsense? Well, each year we introduce a show. And we hypothesize that certain combinations of topics result in higher ratings. We compare the new show to a control show in a similar timeslot. Having collected ratings data, we do some statistical analysis to determine which characteristics were most relevant to the observed differences. Wait. Wait, I thought Science Channel meant you were a channel about science, not a channel where you do science. What?!... Do other people think that? You guys are idiots! Dinosaurs of Atlantis
It is what it is. Some of the greatest science fact and fiction writers started out reading pulp fiction. It was thin on science and heavy on drama. Eventually they found the real science and passed it on. .It will always be a small percentage of people who understand and appreciate hard science. Too bad so few of those go into politics..I’d bet some of you writing here started with comic book-science before you found the good stuff. Like me at my age, you didn’t find it at the movies, and rarely on Television. Through his television programs, Dr. Dan Q. Posin saved me and led me to the right path, as did Isaac Asimov in Reading.. There has always been a lot of crap out there (99 percent of everything is crap, according to what science fiction writer?) You just have to learn how to recognize it..I realize it’s hard for kids these days, when even a completely rotten movie storyline can have great special effects.