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Science in popular culture

Computer programmer using a programming language to protest the President, 2017

Science in popular culture is the treatment of scientific themes and issues in popular media such as cinema, music, television and novels.[1][page needed] There is a branch of fiction which specialises in such themes – science fiction.[2]:172 In such works, the laws of science are commonly distorted as a form of artistic license.[3][page needed]

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  1. ^ Thurs, Daniel Patrick (2004). Science in popular culture: contested meanings and cultural authority in America, 1832–1994. University of Wisconsin Madison. 
  2. ^ Erickson, Mark (2005). Science, culture, and society : understanding science in the twenty-first century. Cambridge: Polity Press. ISBN 9780745629759. 
  3. ^ Riper, A. Bowdoin Van (2002). Science in popular culture : a reference guide. Westport Connecticut: Greenwood press. ISBN 9780313318221.