The Course of Reason

Music Monday: The Dandy Warhols

July 23, 2012

Today’s Music Monday song comes by suggestion from Farah at Cal State, Fullerton. Ever since it was suggested two weeks ago I have had a hard time getting the song out of my head. What makes it even more awesome is that this song is used on some episodes of Mythbusters


The times I find myself perpetually singing to myself (in my head of course) “Yeah, uh, I am a scientist!” are when I am reading people’s brain waves in the lab I am currently working in. Basically, I put silly caps on people (similar to the one on the right here) and collect what are called evoked related potentials. Without going into too many details I am reading these potentials while people are reading sentences to help better understand how people read and comprehend language. 

So, I hope all of you budding young scientists, like me, enjoy this song and find yourself in a lab someday singing “Yeah, uh, I am a scientist!” 

As always, if you get a chance, send your suggestions for future Music Mondays to me at, leave a comment below, or @tweet us at @CFIOnCampus. Your suggestions, along with future and past songs, may end up in the official Course of Reason Music Monday Grooveshark playlist or Spofity playlist that anyone can listen to.    



About the Author: Cody Hashman

Cody Hashman's photo
Cody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.


#1 Nadia (Guest) on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at 9:47am

I would have gone for Guided By Voices' I Am a Scientist:




Guests may not post URLs. Registration is free and easy.

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The Council for Secular Humanism's magazine (available at is called...

Creative Commons License

The Course of Reason is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

CFI blog entries can be copied or distributed freely, provided:

  • Credit is given to the Center for Inquiry and the individual blogger
  • Either the entire entry is reproduced or an excerpt that is considered fair use
  • The copying/distribution is for noncommercial purposes