Sadness has fallen over science classes everywhere as Mr. Wizard (Don Hebert) died today at the age of 89. For anyone who doesn't know him, Mr. Wizard used to have TV shows where he showed that contrary to popular belief, learning can be fun. However today's events demonstrate yet again that those who exhibit a profound love for science often end up dying. It's a pattern that has been repeated all too often, such as Einstein (died in 1955) and Copernicus (died in 1543).
Meanwhile people who are indifferent to the sciences often tend to be living (see Hasselhoff, David).
I think we can all learn a valuable lesson from that empirical evidence...and in the end I think it's safe to say that Mr. Wizard would've wanted it that way.