Epic Rap Battles in History (Screenshot)

Sir Isaac Newton, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson engage in an epic scientific rap battle

Watch Newton lay down the laws of gravity


Sarah Gray
June 17, 2014 5:18PM (UTC)

In the latest episode of "Epic Rap Battles of History" Weird Al Yankovic, Chali 2na and Nice Peter channel some of the greatest scientific minds -- and then pin them against one another.

Yankovic as Isaac Newton rattles off the laws of motion, and pegs Nice Peter's depiction of Nye for wasting time debating creationists. Nye's comeback is about the importance of science education, but he still looks poised to lose to Newton -- until Chali 2na as Neil deGrasse Tyson steps in. "The universe is infinite but this battle is finished," Tyson raps.

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Who do you think won? Well, science of course! Watch below:

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Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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