Are you a fan of Elise Andrew's Facebook page "I Fucking Love Science" as much as we are? Good news! The social media sensation, with over 10 million "Likes" on Facebook, is getting its own show on the Science Channel. With the premier of Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of Carl Sagan's Cosmos on Sunday, this is turning out to be a great week for television and science.
And it's about time.
As we reported here on Big Think, many Americans and Europeans don't know basic science facts. Bringing science into more homes via incredible television shows may help reverse this disturbing trend.
"Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson will be one of the executive producers. "The one-hour show will feature a mix of live-action, animation and re-creations that demonstrate the random manifestations of science that connects us," according to The Wrap, which first reported the news and posted an excerpt from Ferguson's video announcement at SXSW over the weekend:
“If you know anything about me, you know I love science,” said Ferguson. “Science has a naughty secret — it's that all things are connected. And this show is going to explore the randomness of science. Think of it as a late night Google search that goes a hundred pages deep until things get weird — and then you just keep going. And there is no better partner for this kind of smart entertainment like Science Channel and Elise.”
To see "I Fucking Love Science" founder Elise Andrew do what she does best--share her love for science--check out this YouTube video from her popular channel:
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