"What's Santa's Little Helper doing to that dog? Looks like he's trying to jump over, but he can't quite make it."
-- Bart Simpson

B.S., M.S., Pile higher and Deeper

Further to the extensive conversation regarding the treatment of science in the (arguably) science fiction works of Star Wars vs. Star Trek, one of the themes that has come up is just how grounded in current scientific thought the science needs to be in science fiction, and whether or not it is OK if the creator choses not to bother to base their future scie & tech on actual science but instead to BS his/her way through it.

In order to shed some light on this subject, I believe that the following definition of BS could prove helpful. Enjoy.

PS I figured out the link button! I figured out the link button! OK, I found the link button! (It is a little cryptic, you know!)

One Response to “B.S., M.S., Pile higher and Deeper”

  1. I loved this line: “Her statement is not germane to the enterprise of describing reality.”

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