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ESP Biography



BILLY LAU, ESP Teacher




Major: Biochemistry

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: PDoc

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Past Classes

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B4000: It Looks Human: Exploring Bad Biology in Movies and Television in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
A lot of the science fiction you watch has, well, less science than fiction. In this course, we'll: -discuss how bad science in movies and TV can have a negative effect on our culture -see some specific examples of bad biology in popular media -talk about the real science behind these misrepresentations -show how it would be possible to fix these problems without affecting artistic integrity -learn how to identify good and bad science on your own


B3562: It Looks Human: Exploring Bad Biology in Movies and Television in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
A lot of the science fiction you watch has, well, less science than fiction. In this course, we'll: -discuss how bad science in movies and TV can have a negative effect on our culture -see some specific examples of bad biology in popular media -talk about the real science behind these misrepresentations -show how it would be possible to fix these problems without affecting artistic integrity -learn how to identify good and bad science on your own