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Chamber of Secrets

10 Apr 2009, 05:31 UTC
Chamber of Secrets
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For those who caught last night's episode of Bones, it was the long-awaited episode (by me) I've taken to calling "Murder by Physics": a leading physicist at the fictional Collar Institute (a kind of inter-disciplinary think tank at the frontiers...For those who caught last night's episode of Bones, it was the long-awaited episode (by me) I've taken to calling "Murder by Physics": a leading physicist at the fictional Collar Institute (a kind of inter-disciplinary think tank at the frontiers of science) is murdered and Booth and Brennan have to figure not just who, but how. I won't spoil things for those planning to watch it later thanks to the wonder of DVR, but my spouse and I had the privilege of brainstorming with the writers on the show last fall about the ways physics might be used to commit murder. Sean even polled a few of his colleagues, one of whom, Juan Collar, had apparently given this a great deal of thought -- purely as an intellectual exercise, you understand. (Sometimes Sean's friends, they worry me.) His idea found its way onto the show, and the fictional institute bears his name in thanks.Collar's own research would not be out of ...

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