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Oi, killjoy, shut it

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Apparently…

US physics professor Sidney Perkowitz has suggested guidelines for Hollywood that permit just one violation of the laws of physics per film.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/feb/21/hollywood-films-obey-laws-science

But how would you choose which violation? Would each Hollywood producer have to consult a physicist when they’re storyboarding a film? Actually, I can see why physicists might support this… suddenly there’d be a massive flood of new and glamourous jobs for people in their field.

So, I take it back, Perkowitz – you’re not a killjoy, you’re a champion of the economic wellbeing of the scientific community. Or maybe you just want your own trailer on set.

Also, I am a supporter of Firefly‘s “no sound in space” rule. But if we can’t have giant insects, what’s the point in anything?

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