Exposing PseudoAstronomy

May 14, 2012

The Simpsons, Episode 21, Season 23, and Some Great Quotes

Filed under: astronomy,creationism — Stuart Robbins @ 12:01 am
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Yes, it’s one of the few current TV shows I watch. Tonight’s Simpsons had some excellent quotes and imagery. Let’s see …

There was Prof. Frink watching Homer in “The Passion” and after he delivers one line, Frink says: “I’m so moved I renounce science, with the facts and peer-reviews and hypotheses tested by evidence.”

Then there’s Edna Krabapple in a parent-teacher conference at Rod and Todd’s private Christian school (“Onward Christian Schoolboys Academy”). The teacher is surprised that Edna teaches at: “Public school!? Well I’ll be a monkey’s unrelated creature.”

Edna responds, asking, “You do have science here, right?”

To which the teacher pulls down the following map and proclaims, “Behold! Advanced astronomy!”

"Advanced Astronomy" (Simpsons, Episode 23/21)

“Advanced Astronomy” (Simpsons, Episode 23/21) (click to embiggen)

There’s more, but not quite as relevant to this blog in terms of what I’ve discussed before with regards to the scientific method and young-Earth creationism.

3 Comments »

  1. So that’s the man on the moon… (And, you watch TV? How quaint – even if it is on a computer at 11pm.)

    Comment by eyeonicr — May 14, 2012 @ 12:17 am | Reply

    • Someone reads the URLs of images they click on? Interesting. I actually do not have a television. I’ve gotten by fairly well without one for the past seven years. Do you in New Zealand know about Tim Tebow?

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — May 14, 2012 @ 12:19 am | Reply

      • Nope – Tim Tebow is virtually unknown here in NZ – I had to google him šŸ™‚

        Comment by muklowd — May 14, 2012 @ 3:55 pm


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