"Do you know what would be the best way to wipe out all of humankind if you were a space alien with a special mind-ray? Cos' if they suddenly found out about the kind of stuff that goes on in our heads they'd kill us all on the spot. We are disgustoids in human form."The tendency for all men within a work of fiction to think primarily with their penises.As such they will be constantly trying to peek up girls' skirts or into the girl's locker room, and will go out of their way (often to absurd lengths) to either catch a glimpse of something naughty, or gain a minuscule chance of doing the deed. After watching several episodes on a recent cross-country flight, I’ve concluded that this show is bad for American Science.Only Johnny Galecki’s character, Leonard, finds himself simultaneously able to work in physics, love comic books and successfully date women.I made this argument to Sean Carroll while I was out at Caltech last week, and his response was essentially, “Lighten up.People love these characters.” Respectfully, I say that’s wrong. As the creators of the dominant portrayal of scientists in American culture right now, the producers of BBT can do better.
Roman numerals were the standard system of numbering used by the Romans in ancient Rome.This blog is my labor of love, and I've spent hundreds of hours working on the projects that you'll read about here.Generally, I write about data visualization and machine learning, and sometimes explore out-of-the-box projects at the intersection of the two. If you would like to use one of my graphs on your website or in a publication, please feel free to do so with appropriate attribution, but I would appreciate it if you email me first to let me know.Whenever they actually get a peek at a woman's breasts, they lose all brain function.This trope is often used as an excuse to hand male characters the Idiot Ball.