The following hour of programming may contain language that is too formidable for some of its hosts to pronounce correctly. The contents may also delve into the subjects that listeners find objectionable over, at least, sciencey or unnervingly odd.
Such oddities may have a tendency to do loopy loops in the mind causing unmitigated loss of concentration and could lead to non-secretive learning of nagging trivia that offers little opportunity to be used in the context of light conversation.
And while nagging oddities like the following hour of programming do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the University of California, Davis, KDVS or its sponsors, listeners should listen assured that no matter how firmly the odd bit of sciencey trivia gets stuck in your head, the architects of the show have found a unique method for removing them by dislodging them with an even odder bit of knowledge in the following week.
Now is not the moment to panic. Yes, there’s a war waging in the far off land. Yes, the economy tethering on the brink of an untold turmoil. Yes, the waging and the tether are taking native focus off the impending collapse of our fluctuating climate.
Yes, the content of the following hour of programming does not necessarily represent the views of University of California Davis, yes, the same goes for KDVS and its sponsors.
Yes, This Week in Science is in potential danger of becoming an evening commute, rather than morning drive time broadcast, but for Douglas Adam’s sake people, don’t panic.
The fact that we live at the bottom of the deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet, going around the nuclear fire ball 90 million miles away, and think these to be normal and not worth panicking about is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
And should allow some level of comfort that things really are much stranger than This Week in Science, coming up next.
There is no such thing as logic. There is no history to the world. There is no technology, no written word, and no art. There’s no intellectual progress of any kind, without science.
And without science, there is no reason for the University of California – Davis, KDVS as its sponsors, to point out that the views and opinions of the following hour of programming are not their own, because without science, there would be no sponsors, no radio!
Let alone a radio station, there would be no university, no Davis, no California. Luckily for all of us, science exists, science is real, and as proof, we offer you, This Week in Science, coming up next.
Justin: Hey! Great! We missed the disclaimer. Kirsten: It’s all you. Go! Justin: We missed the disclaimer! The following hour of programming does not necessary represent the views obtaining through the University of California Davis, KDVS or its sponsors. Listeners are cautioned to listen with care as the contents of this show are under tremendous pressure. It is a compression of vast amounts of information that instantly expand upon contact with your brain. Information of this nature is not intended to punish or pleasure. Yet listeners may experience slight discomfort including, but not limited to, headache, lightheadedness, unexpected burst of euphoria, regardless of what awaits you, prepared to get your 411 with This Week in Science – already underway. Hey I’m like running late here. Continue reading “Transcipt: TWIS.org Mar 11, 2008 Part 1”