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3.5 ‘til Infinity

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  1. #1 Gra
    April 28, 2010

    They still didn’t tell me how magnets work!

  2. #2 Jillian Swift
    April 28, 2010

    But, don’t scientists be lyin’ ‘n chit?
    Gotta has faith! (Or credulity, haven’t worked out the difference yet.)

  3. #3 FossilFishy
    April 28, 2010

    Rap isn’t my favorite genre but other than a full-on opera I can’t think of another musical form that could do evolution justice. Nice.

  4. #4 Cathal
    April 28, 2010

    *sigh* Souls of Mischief played in Dublin for pittance recently and I missed them…

    That tune always make me sad :(

  5. #5 Androly-San
    April 28, 2010

    More sciency musical goodness, nice!

  6. #6 UXO
    April 28, 2010

    I hate rap.

    But this is still better than that auto-tune crap.

  7. #7 chaseacross
    April 28, 2010

    Awful… awful…. Swimmin’ in elephant juices? Awful.

    And yeah. Magnets. WTF is up with them?

  8. #8 Hampus
    April 28, 2010

    Powerpoints are not gangsta.

  9. #9 Danno Davis
    April 28, 2010

    Is it wrong of me to say that I think the boobies were the best part?

  10. #10 donbutton
    April 28, 2010

    Nice… I gots me a major in biology, and a minor in rhymes.

    (Still waiting for DJ PZ to drop some chill verses)

  11. #11 Pierce R. Butler
    April 28, 2010

    Uh, aren’t the latest figures somewhere between 3.6 & 3.7?

  12. #12 Sili, The Unknown Virgin
    April 28, 2010

    Hmm. Haven’t you posted this before?

    Or perhaps it was Coyne or The Thread.

  13. #13 chgo_liz
    April 28, 2010

    We just got back from there….thank you SO MUCH for that!!!!

  14. #14 Isherwood
    April 28, 2010

    FWIW, videos embedded at Pharyngula almost never play for me. I usually get the error. I wonder if it has to do with the traffic volume.

  15. #15 derelicthat
    April 28, 2010

    Why is it that all the science rap videos are so much better than the tea-bagger/neo-con rap? Come on wing nuts, get some better music.

  16. #16 Treppenwitz
    April 28, 2010

    They get points for effort, but I’m really not feeling it. As far as science-oriented hip hop goes, Greydon Square is probably the least cringe-inducing I’ve come across.

  17. #17 Alex P.
    April 28, 2010

    The original is a classic.

  18. #18 Brownian, OM
    April 28, 2010

    Powerpoints are not gangsta.

    I see you’re unfamiliar with the West Coast posse led by DJs Clipart and Tranzishuns. Their fans (self-styled “Clippits”) refer to their dedication to the duo in ‘points': 12, 16, 24, and 32. If you haven’t heard the track “Any Questions???”—it’s the last one off their first album, “Bullet List”—you don’t know gangsta.

  19. #19 great.american.satan
    April 28, 2010

    I like it way better than that other dude who raps about evolution… My only disappointment in this genre invented by black kids is the lack of black kids on this expedition. Not the fault of anyone on hand, of course. Hopefully in the future a group like this will reflect the diversity of our country better. Oh, and on a related note, not enough women either. Sigh.

  20. #20 chuckgoecke
    April 28, 2010

    The lack of racial diversity in this rap is probably related to the lack of racial diversity in the Biology class that took the trip, coupled with the lack of cash in the wallets in many of the parents of those kids. I love it none-the-less. Stuff like this, if it gets seen by minority kids, might just cause a few more of them to move their interests in the biological direction.

  21. #21 James F
    April 28, 2010

    Treppenwitz #16

    They get points for effort, but I’m really not feeling it. As far as science-oriented hip hop goes, Greydon Square is probably the least cringe-inducing I’ve come across.

    Give this a try: Regulatin’ Genes.

  22. #22 nathaniel.dawson
    April 28, 2010

    And here I was thinking PZ was rocking a video about Dungeons and Dragons edition 3.5

  23. #23 Muskiet
    April 29, 2010

    Uhm…. a bunch of nerds sounding like… well.. nerds while trying to be hip…
    God… Hip Hop sux

  24. #24 SaintStephen
    April 29, 2010

    Filmed on location at beautiful Leland J. Stanford Junior University near Palo Alto, California. (Stanford has its own zip code.)

    The mural in the background is on the front face of Memorial Church, in the Main Quad.

    Yes indeedy.

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