will.i.am, Science Fan

By Chris Mooney | February 8, 2011 11:20 am

will.i.am, of the Black Eyed Peas, was one of the original stars featured in the 2009 Rock Stars of Science campaign.

During the SuperBowl halftime on Sunday, meanwhile, he added lyrics to a song so as to extol President Obama’s new science education push:

In America we need to get things straight/

Obama, let’s get these kids educated/

Create jobs so the country stays stimulated.

I get the sense that will.i.am gets it.

And why wouldn’t he: He’s also “director of creative innovation” for Intel.

Comments (4)

  1. I’m glad you reminded me of will.i.am’s ad-libbing, because I sort of blanked out when Fergie started singing ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’

  2. Too bad that production was completely riddled with technical problems. Some sound engineer (not to mention the person in charge of lights on the “v” of “love”) need to be fired.

  3. Brian Utterback

    will.i.am was the surprise guest at this year’s FIRST robotics competition.

  4. Brian Too

    Every time I write off BEP for hackneyed, terrible music, they go and do something interesting. Sometimes it’s even musical. Curse you will.i.am!!

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Chris is a science and political journalist and commentator and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science--dubbed "a landmark in contemporary political reporting" by Salon.com and a "well-researched, closely argued and amply referenced indictment of the right wing's assault on science and scientists" by Scientific American--Storm World, and Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, co-authored by Sheril Kirshenbaum. They also write "The Intersection" blog together for Discover blogs. For a longer bio and contact information, see here.

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