Yvonne Carts-Powell

Charming and ridiculous

In science fiction on December 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm


The Science of Heroes is based on looking at Heroes while wearing geek goggles.

North Carolina State University’s Dr. Larry Silverberg, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering is wearing those same geek goggles when he describes how Santa delivers presents.

With his cherubic smile and twinkling eyes, Santa may appear to be merely a jolly old soul, but he and his North Pole elves have a lot going on under the funny-looking hats, Silverberg says. Their advanced knowledge of electromagnetic waves, the space/time continuum, nanotechnology, genetic engineering and computer science easily trumps the know-how of contemporary scientists.

Just a reminder: I’ll be liveblogging “Our Father”! Last week’s episode has been growing on me — I love the ensemble — so I have high hopes for tonight!

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