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Re: Armageddon versus scientific accuracy

In your message dated Tuesday 7, July 1998 you wrote :

> But I don't see why we have to put up with such poor science,
> engineering, and computer interactions in movies. It may give
> young kids a bad intuition for these fields.

Hi Jim,
Can you remember the film "Meteor" with Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, etc? Warner 
Bros. sent me a publicity pack for a piece I was writing. Although the film was 
dreadful - and the science absurd - the scientific information in the pack was 
actually spot on. The fact is that true science doesn't make good movies!

As for young kids....I recently read that 2/3rd of the American public do not 
realize that the Earth orbits the Sun, so one more dodgy movie isn't going to 
make a helluvalot of difference.


Phil Bagnall

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