The Green Universe: Jor-El
Sensational news stories can make badly behaved celebrities and bickering politicians seem larger than life. Luckily, the scientists who study the vast universe maintain a different perspective. This week, we'll bring you quotes and videos that reveal nature's star power.
Jor-El Foretells Krypton's Apocalypse
Today's quote draws from the realm of fiction. When Superman's home planet of Krypton faces certain destruction, Jor-El presents his scientific data to the governing council. Rather than heed the warning, the politicians laugh it off: "This is an insult to our intelligence! . . . What does he take us for, fools?"
Hmm, does this sound familiar?
Watch this classic video clip to see an eerily current scenario.
--image courtesy of NASA; video clip from The Adventures of Superman