March 10th, 2005

pikachu

I wrote this 5 hours ago but didn't post it then...

OK, it transpires that I am not the only person geeky enough to consider the science of Pokemon. Notice the nasa.gov in the domain name there :p

I must admit to being wildly unconvinced by the virus page which starts off by talking about bacteria "and other microbes, such as viruses and fungi" living on a space station. As a later link says, scientists disagree about whether viruses are living or nonliving organisms, because they can't reproduce themselves. But hey.

I use Pokemon in teaching, sometimes. I explained the concept of earthing to one of my less-gifted students by reminding him that Electric attacks have no effect on Ground Pokemon - because they go to earth. He understands it, now.
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