I will tell you..I’m about to.
So I was wearing that “Science: it works bitches!” Tshirt tonight at the gym”.Â It’s funny, but true.Â The back is a graph of the results from the COBE mission. From XKCD:
“The graph on the back of the shirt is data from the COBE mission, which looked at the background microwave glow of the universe and found that it fit perfectly with the idea that the universe used to be really hot everywhere. This strongly reinforced the Big Bang theory and was one of the most dramatic examples of an experiment agreeing with a theory in history — the data points fit perfectly, with error bars too small to draw on the graph. It’s one of the most triumphant scientific results in history.”
It’s AWESOME.Â Scientific method is a markedly enjoyable way to filter one’s life, and the tool of critical thought seems bereft of so many.Â Even as my emotions rise it can escape me from time to time.
So I heart it.Â The story, and to a surprisingly trendy witty tshirt material mentality – my XKCD tshirt. I heart it much (pardon the parlance of our time).
A guy was walking upstairs and said, “I love that shirt. I am a science teacher in Oakland.Â I have those comics in my classroom.”Â Basically a way to connect with the kids.
I basically told him that I just work in hotels, but I totally respect what he does (I do), and thanked him for putting up with what must be a difficult job.
He got the biggest smile on his face. I bet he doesn’t hear that nearly enough.
Anyhoo… that’s all.
XKCD makes people happy… teaching science as a bi-product of celebrating it.
(images linked from XKCD store located *HERE*)