Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom centered around two roommate Caltech geniuses – experimental physicist Leonard Hofstadter and theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper – and Leonard’s and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward co-workers and friends Howard Wolowitz, an Aerospace engineer and a non-PhD from JPL, and Rajesh Koothrappali, a particle astrophysicist postdoc also working at Caltech. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys are contrasted with Penny, a blonde waitress and aspiring actress.

Lyrics:

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait…
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!

“Since the dawn of man” is really not that long,
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song.
A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
The bipeds stood up straight,
The dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their asses off)
The oceans and pangea
See ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya
Set in motion by the same big bang!

It all started with the big BANG!

It’s expanding ever outward but one day
It will cause the stars to go the other way,
Collapsing ever inward, we won’t be here, it wont be hurt
Our best and brightest figure that it’ll make an even bigger bang!

Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
Debating out while here they’re catching deer (we’re catching viruses)
Religion or astronomy, Encarta, Deuteronomy
It all started with the big bang!

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the big bang!
It all started with the big BANG!

Last month, watching television with my daughter, I saw the show for the first time and I instantly liked it! This show should interest anyone living on the Geek-side of Life, so I did some research about the show. Of course I started at Wikipedia, where I found links to the CBS episode side, the TBBT guide at TVGuide.com, and to David Salzberg’s blog, describing the science behind each episode.
The last link is of course the most interesting: while my daughter liked the show itself, I liked the science, which, just like Dexter’s Lab, (which, btw, I watched years ago with another daughter – I’ve got two of them 🙂 ) resulted in a good time for both of us.
I have no objection against watching TV as long as you can learn something from it. 🙂

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