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"My favorite science fiction movies generally deal in some really, really bad science. Laws of physics are regularly flouted. Aliens make no physiological sense. That’s because the directors are just using fragments of science to assemble fiction that reach down deep inside us, not to our internal database of scientific facts, but to our addiction to beautiful images and human stories. Science fiction movies are not really about science." — Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine


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