WBEZ | Phil Edwards http://www.wbez.org/tags/phil-edwards Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Local blogger finds fake science better than the real thing http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-09/local-blogger-finds-fake-science-better-real-thing-102718 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Fake-Science.jpg" title="Fake Science 101" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F61493419&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=ffe12b" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Ukrainian Village resident Phil Edwards might not know a lot about biology, physics or chemistry, but when it comes to fake science, he&rsquo;s an undisputed leader. After two years of honing his craft on his<a href="http://fakescience.tumblr.com/"> <em>Fake Science </em>Tumblr</a>, he&rsquo;s got a textbook full of scientific falsehoods.</p><p>Here are some excerpts from <em><a href="http://fakescience.tumblr.com/fakescience101">Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World</a>:</em></p><p><strong><em>On the history of science:</em></strong></p><blockquote><p>Though it&rsquo;s impossible to know exactly when science began, it&rsquo;s worth making a wild guess. Science began millions of years ago when the first cave men developed language&hellip;They spent most of their time complaining about the weather and wishing they weren&rsquo;t so dumb. During idle moments, however, they began to ponder the mysteries of the earth.</p></blockquote><p><strong><em>On Unified Field Theory: </em></strong></p><blockquote><p>Until the creation of this seminal idea, people played kickball and baseball on completely different fields.</p></blockquote><p><strong><em>On the &ldquo;Big Bang&rdquo; theory: </em></strong></p><blockquote><p>The big bang explains the explosion of the universe, and it&rsquo;s believed that if any people were around during it, their ears were seriously damaged. It&rsquo;s theorized that, from that point on, the universe kept expanding because it didn&rsquo;t know what else to do. But don&rsquo;t mention it, since it&rsquo;s kind of sensitive about its size.</p></blockquote><p><strong><em>On dolphin intelligence:</em></strong></p><blockquote><p>Though some consider them as intelligent as humans, dolphins don&rsquo;t even have color television.</p></blockquote></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-09/local-blogger-finds-fake-science-better-real-thing-102718