A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is the scientific equivalent of: Have you read a work of Shakespeare's?And neither culture can stop poking the other with sticks.
Exhibit A: poke from the arts.
Exhibit B: poke from the sciences.
Both cultures produce more snarky hipsters than can be consumed locally.
P.S.: I love xkcd, but this is not its finest moment. And amorphia's other t-shirt line, Teach the Controversy, is awesome. I may buy one.