MC Hawking on Entropy

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Wow, this is just hilarious. MC Hawking does gangster rap parodies on Stephen Hawking. And yes – his lyrics is also synthesized! 🙂 Here’s his take on entropy:

Some of the best lyrics quotes from Wikipedia:

“I explode like a bomb. No one is spared. / My power is my mass times the speed of light squared.” — from “E=MC Hawking”
“In the beginning there was nothing, not even time / No planets, no stars, no hip-hop, no rhyme. / But then there was a bang like the sound of my gat; / The universe began and the shit was phat.” — from “The Big Bizang”
“You ever drop an egg, and on the floor you see it break? / You go and get a mop so you can clean up your mistake. / But did you ever stop to ponder why we know it’s true? / If you drop a broken egg you will not get an egg that’s new?” — from “Entropy”
“I’ll stuff you in the box like Schrödinger’s cat / You’ll be dead and alive until such a time as that / I check and make the wave function collapse /And if you ain’t dead I’ll cap your ass…” – from “Rock Out With Your Hawk Out”

Here’s a comics video which, according to the YouTube comment, is the official video for the song “What We Need More Of Is Science”:

BTW, you can buy MC Hawking’s greatest hits CD on Amazon.

TED: The universe on a string by Brian Greene

Professor of Columbia University Brian Greene explains Superstring Theory, which is currently the most promising unifying theory, i.e. attempt to explain all four fundamental forces of nature. The four fundamental interactions are: strong nuclear force, weak nuclear force, electromagnetic force, and gravity. Brian is a prominent popularizer of science, and is best known for hosting and narrating PBS documentary The Elegant Universe, which won a Peabody Award in 2003.

Original video on TED.com (might be better quality).

TED: Beauty and truth in physics by Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann talks about particle physics and the role of mathematics in theoretical physics, discussing what it means for a theory to be “beautiful” and whether elegant equations are more likely to be right than inelegant ones. Math and symmetry matter. Murray Gell-Mann received a Nobel prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.

Original video on TED.com (might be better quality).