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What The Simpsons Can Teach Us about Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe - Paul Halpern

Introduction: Learning Science from Springfield’s
Nuclear Family

PART ONE
It’s Alive!
1 The Simpson Gene
2 You Say Tomato, I Say Tomacco
3 Blinky, the Three-Eyed Fish
4 Burns’s Radiant Glow
5 We All Live in a Cell-Sized Submarine
6 Lisa’s Recipe for Life
7 Look Homer-Ward, Angel

PART TWO
Mechanical Plots
8 D’ohs ex Machina
9 Perpetual Commotion
10 Dude, I’m an Android
11 Rules for Robots
12 Chaos in Cartoonland
13 Fly in the Ointment

PART THRE
No Time to D’ohs
14 Clockstopping
15 A Toast to the Past
16 Frinking about the Future

PART FOUR
Springfield, the Universe, and Beyond
17 Lisa’s Scoping Skills
18 Diverting Rays
19 The Plunge Down Under
20 If Astrolabes Could Talk
21 Cometary Cowabunga
22 Homer’s Space Odyssey
23 Could This Really Be the End?
24 Foolish Earthlings
25 Is the Universe a Donut?
26 The Third Dimension of Homer

Inconclusion: The Journey Continues
Acknowledgments
Handy Science Checklist
Scientifically Relevant Episodes Discussed in This Book
Notes
Further Information

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