Category Archives: The Twain

The Twain: Foreward

In an effort to do something new we invented the science sketch show. Each sketch is inspired by a scientific news story. Our goal is, by poking fun at science, to consider scientific advances or events to be no different to any societal change or event that may happen in the world. Why are some scientific advances taken as gospel by some people but completely ignored by others? Why is science immune from parody or satire? For a discipline that grew out of human curiosity, why is it taken so seriously?

To question science’s position as a ivory-coated unquestionable source of information, and instead to enjoy it as an evolving, intellectually stimulating, fallible, sublime, silly and thoroughly human endeavour.