Fans of The Big Bang Theory are now singing
The whole universe was in a hot, dense state…
I admit to being a fan of TBBT, and one of the things I like is the effort they put into the scientific accuracy. Despite one or two slip-ups (like the title of this post), the science and terminology are quite accurate. I got a huge kick over the Leslie and Sheldon’s feud over the pre-eminence of Loop Quantum Gravity vs String Theory. Hysterical if you know anything about the history of these similar, but conflicting models.
This is an immensely popular show, and I think it is a good thing for Science, and Science Education. Despite the fact that the main characters are portrayed as “losers”, they are still the protagonists, and bring a certain coolness to science. And given the decline in science literacy of late, a touch of coolness can only help.
[Edit – if you came here looking for something about drooling autotrophs, see this post]