Monthly Archives: October 2010

Science Fiction Folio

Guest post by: Alissa  This is a link to a website I made for my Science in Popular Fiction Folio. There are some flaws in the site and a few things went missing or got distorted in the process of … Continue reading

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So what is a ‘scientist’ anyway? Part 3 and conclusions.

Guest post by: StephS Part 3 But not only have the criminals been left out, but so have an array of other people that I class as scientists, because they ‘do science’. Let’s talk about farmers. They may not be … Continue reading

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So what is a ‘scientist’ anyway? Part 2.

Guest post by: StephS Part 2 Perhaps one of the most neglected populations of these people that do science being criminals. Of course, many ‘mad’ or ‘evil’ scientists are criminals but science is still often their profession. I’m talking about … Continue reading

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So what is a ‘scientist’ anyway? Part 1.

Guest post by: StephS Part 1 Science in fiction has been analysed by scholars who frequently look at how scientists are portrayed in fiction. But how can you analyse how “scientists” are portrayed, if you haven’t defined what a scientist … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Theory: a science in fiction backflip?

Guest post by: StephS Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard are the four scientists in The Big Bang Theory that have slowly been taking over and dominating our television screens. Yet they don’t fit into any conventional science show roles, so … Continue reading

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