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February 24, 2011

01:39

Seeing scientists on TV is pretty cool. It inspires all sorts of people to take up very challenging and fulfilling careers in a mostly noble pursuit of knowledge. But, in being portrayed on television by "actors," the image of science is glamorized to the point of utter absurdity. Does this give future lab-rats an unrealistic vision of what real, gritty science looks like?

CSI - friend to science, or foe? We'll be the judge.

Host: Rheanna Sand

Photo credits:
Wikimedia commons users Coen and Hans Hillewaert
http://xbradtc.files.wordpress.com/
http://flowtv.org/
http://www.tokyopop.com/
http://www.plu.edu/
http://images.fanpop.com/
http://atlas.medmicro.info/
http://www.ogilvy.co.uk/
http://www.nasa.gov/
http://www.a68editores.com/blog/

References:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_ny

YOUR COMMENTS

Chris Buzon on April 07, 2010
I always liked the button that they use to "enhance" a picture to the point they could grab a face or license plate number from 2-3 pixels in a reflection.

*sunglass*
YEAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

;)
Ryan Shannon on February 25, 2011
Rheanna, I am sending a link to this video to everyone I know. Every time my family describes my Genetics degree as "you know, what they do on CSI" I die a little inside...

...and don't even get me started on CSI law-enforcement. Yeah, 'cause you can run a fingerprint and 30 seconds later a screen pops up with a full-colour picture and everything personal detail from shoe size to breakfast fibre preferences.

One of your best rant episodes.
Rheanna Sand February 25, 2011
Thanks Ryan!! I rather enjoyed writing that one.

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