Friday, August 04, 2006

And now for something completely different!

A little something to wash the taste of the previous discussion out of our mouth:
Kevin Drum pointed us to:

Ask a Science Blogger:

What movie do you think does something admirable (though not necessarily accurate) regarding science? Bonus points for answering whether the chosen movie is any good generally....

A lot of people like Kevin chose Real Genius, which is an excellent choice.

My current choice would be Warm Spring, which I just saw on HBO. Essentially, the movie is about FDR right after he contracts Polio and his experience coming to grips with his disability. The something admirable is that the film brings home the impact of diseases like Polio, and the enormous contribution made by Science in coming up with the Polio Vacine. The advances made by Medical Science in the twentieth century, particulalry the victories against Polio and Smallpox cannot be overstated.

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