Tagged: Douglas Adams

Scientists on their favourite science fiction - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 29, 2015

Tales of strange alien worlds, fantastic future technologies and bowls of sentient petunias have long captivated audiences worldwide. But science fiction is more than just fantasy in space; it can educate, inspire and expand our imaginations to conceive of the universe as it might be. We invited scientists to highlight their favourite science fiction novel or film and tell us … Read More

Puddles and ’fine-tuning’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 29, 2012

I like this image. It really brings home the implications of Douglas Adams‘ comment ridiculing creationist assumptions. Image credit: kingofgeek. It also puts the so-called “fine-tuning” arguments in their place. These have got the situation “arse about face.” Far from … Continue reading → … Read More

A bit of Friday fun: the Galaxy Song - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 17, 2011

Monty Python, as is widely known, are the stuff of legend. And, because it’s Friday and one is allowed to let one’s hair/pants/whatever else down, I thought I’d post a little astronomical fun: the Galaxy Song, from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life*. Enjoy, and may your weekend be marvellous … Read More

Last Chance to See…book review - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jun 25, 2010

Douglas Adams is one of my favourite authors.  I didn’t know he was also one of English actor/writer/comedian Stephen Fry‘s best friends (and I also didn’t know that Mr Fry has been an avid Apple Mac techno-chap for over 20 years). Douglas Adams (for those who may not somehow know) wrote the inordinately fabulous Hitch [...] … Read More

Brief interlude: spoon - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 24, 2010

So, because I realise I have been remiss in posting over the last few days*. And also because I’m currently writing something somewhat more complex:  I bring you sciencey spoon-related humour. A word of introduction.  Some time ago, in a country fairly far away, the BBC decided to implement a … Read More