Science For Juggalos

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Insane Clown Polytechnic

Scientists be lovin ICP too

About

The video Miracles has earned Insane Clown Posse many new fans and an unfair reputation as being anti-science. Insane Clown Polytechnic is trying to clarify this misconception. Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J have explained in interviews that they were promoting a positive appreciation for the natural wonders of the world.

Some people say we, the Juggalo fans of "The Insane Clown Posse", lack basic scientific understanding on subjects like fucking magnetism, light, and nature. Fortunately, us Juggalos will be outside the Warfield Theater on June 5th, 2010 to show that Juggalos understand science too.

To that end, we will be setting up a Science Fair outside the Warfield between 6pm-8pm to demonstrate several of the scientific principles which some people think confuse us.

Testimonials

"I am a scientist, and I have a PHD, and I love ICP's music and moderately insane amounts of Faygo. Scientist Juggalo is not an oxymoron!" —Dr Syzygy

Participate

There are several ways to participate in this event. Just add yourself as a volunteer to any section you'd like. No matter which you choose, please arrive at NoiseBridge at 4pm this Saturday, June 5th. There will be punch and pie.

Scientists

Scientists be lovin ICP

If you would like to teach science to your fellow Juggalos, please prepare a hand-held scientific demonstration based on any of the subjects from the ICP song 'Miracles'. We will be hosting a planning meeting to discuss our science fair projects at 7pm on Wednesday, June 2nd, at Noisebridge. You don't have to come to the planning meeting to participate, just show up on Saturday.

We will be providing the following equipment for scientists:

  • Borrowed Lab Coats (for mad science)
  • Safety Goggles
  • Poster Board + Markers

Scientists:

  • Hephaestus
  • Bob Dole
  • Lamont - Fucking Magnets: Learn How They Work!
  • Crutcher
  • Dr. Laszlo "McMurder" Fuggnutz
  • Reed (doing solar eclipse)
  • Parintachin
  • macegr - not noisebridge member but approve of juggalo outreach program
macegr's scientist haute couture
Have my own labcoat already
Will explain the pre-Aristotle elements, can manage cleanup on most other topics
Made this today for show-and-tell: http://twitpic.com/1u9l6r
showed up at 6:10 and guy said the science fair guys were told to go across the street, but I didn't see anybody over there :( 25 mile drive for nothing
Update: apparently I was the first on the scene...thought I was late. I left after walking up and down the line and getting some yells about the magnet. In a way I'm glad I missed ICP following me to my car.

Lab assistants (i.e. help prep, but not appear as scientist at the event):

  • DrSyzygy/Mikael
  • Miah
  • Doctor Popular

Documentarians

If you don't want to teach, but still want to participate in this event, please bring a camera and help document our endeavor.

Documentarians:

  • Everfalling
  • DrSyzygy/Mikael
  • Ani
  • Sam

Security

Some Juggalos may misunderstand us as haters rather than family. Some will not want to talk to a scientist. They will literally feel we be lyin, and gettin them pissed. For this reason, we would like a couple of volunteers to act as security for our scientists and documentarians to make sure that no harm comes to any of the Family, scientist or otherwise.

Security:

  • Al Gore
  • a big guy

Explanations For Nature's Miracles

Magnets
Giraffes
I can take this one. However, it might be better if we had a more focused presentation on magnets, but with some ancillary experts on topics that Juggalos may be interested in. Flipzagging 17:08, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
This is the one I've sat an thought about presentation ideas for. Really depends on how deep one wants to go - Huygens-Fresnel and wavefronts bending will need to be around if we wanna dig down, but the basic idea I've been thinking about is "Light bends when it slows down. Different materials let light go at different speeds. It all depends on wavelengths, and thus on color. Look here - a prism and a white LED keychain." Michiexile 02:10, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Richard Feynmann attempts to answer this question, with difficulty, after explaining that any answer he gives is likely to be unsatisfying. It's hard to discuss the fundamental forces in any terms other than their own. Mandatory listening for whoever's doing the magnets poster. -76.215.56.38 19:05, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Light never slows down, ever. Different colors refract at different angles because of their energy level. But all colors regardless of wavelength travel at the same speed - the speed of light. quasar

Michiexile is correct. The velocity of light varies within substances. Snell's Law expresses the index of refraction at the boundary of two substances as the ratio of the the velocities of light within those substances. For example light goes almost half as fast through arsenic trisulfide as it does in air, so arsenic trisulfide has an IOR of 1.9. -Laszlo 18:20, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Cool, I did not know that. I see what you're saying. The way I'm reading it, it's not the light slowing down so much as light taking a break and spending some time in an electron. quasar

A first approximation at something that can be said, and quickly, to this subject:
http://img.skitch.com/20100604-p6kip79xgceh24ane4gqsjrwpy.png
Michiexile 22:18, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
How far do you want to go into this? "Why does light bend?" Eventually you will start to overlap with the magnet explanation! :) --Macegr 22:33, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
It won't take long at all to start overlapping with magnets here. Not all that surprising either! The next step, however, is to talk about Huygens-Fresnel, and viewing each point along the refraction boundary as a wavesource, and then showing how the speed change makes the wavefronts change direction. Going even this deep, however, puts the whole explanation way past the one-sentence explanation, and even way past the 1-minute elevator talk. Michiexile 17:43, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Another part that I haven't even started to adress is "Why is the rainbow round?" - which ties in with the rainbow "really" being a circle, and with how we see each colour only through the exact raindrops that are at the right position for the light to bend just right to hit our eye - which happens, for a point-shaped light source (the sun) to be in a circle: the circle of things that are just the right amount of (angular) distance from a straight line, thus giving the circular "rainbow". Final bit of _this_ explanation, then, is the observation that usually, rainbows are visible with the sun in such an angle that the rainbow is partially hidden by the horizon. Michiexile 17:43, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm bringing a colour printout of the illustration I linked above today. If anybody wants to use it in an explanation of rainbows, that's awesome; otherwise - big deal. I'm a lab assistant, not a scientist (see above), anyway, so I won't do that much explanation tonight.

Laszlo would like to present cognitive dissonance theory as an explanation for how misattributed anger toward scientists can lead to their mischaracterization as motherfucking liars. Scientists can be Family too.

Things that are Miracles

Awesome Acoustic Cover

Faygo

Faygo soda makes us insane cause of its sugar but insane amounts of Faygo cause premature death among Ninjas so I'm thinking to do a poster about the health benefits of "less is more" when it comes to Faygo. This is possibly a risky strategy as this pop is their holy sacrament and I'm not suggesting criticizing it, only advocating judicious use of this powerful high-fructose corn syrup-based sacrament.—Parintachin

Consider going into the metabolic breakdown of fructose. I wasn't really sold on sugar being a problem until I saw Dr. Lustig's talk, and he's got some good stuff there. The catch is that sucrose is 50% fructose, and HFCS is 55%, so it's almost as bad either way. -Laszlo 20:07, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
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