Science Rock Stars
In a recent post, I talked about the dangers of celebrities promoting pseudoscience. Well, maybe the celebrities have redeemed themselves. GQ featured a pictorial of scientists kicking it with rock stars such as Joe Perry and Sheryl Crow, aimed to raise public awareness of important medical and scientific research.
Not since will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas appeared via hologram (seriously) to talk to CNN’s Anderson Cooper during the 2008 Presidential Election, has the rock & roll establishment nerded-out so much. But I applaud this effort to break down the stereotypes of scientists. Despite common misconceptions, we too have a sense of humor and can have fun. Enjoy.