Here's how I found it. I was reading Bill's latest post, in which he offered a download to an obscure song that he believed was no longer available anywhere else online. A commenter replied with a link to a site that did, in fact, offer that song as well as the entire album which contained it. I checked out the site, and, on the off chance that they might have something else of interest to me, I scrolled down and checked out the other albums. That's how I discovered this.
Gonzo Science is the work of Jim Richardson and his brother Allen, both of whom believe that scientific orthodoxy unnecessarily holds back new ideas which may be valid. Each track of the CD is the defense of a theory not generally accepted in the mainstream of science. But it's also a song. You can play it and rock to a defense of the Aquatic Ape Theory or to a criticism of the Big Bang model of the Universe. And the music is good. You could easily include one or two tracks in a party mix without anyone thinking you're some sort of wackadoo. (Of course for me, it's a bit too late to be worrying about that.)
But what I really like about these guys is that they're not nutcases. I love non-conventional theories, as anyone who has been reading this blog for any amount of time can attest. The problem is that most people who defend such ideas are usually a little nutty. They have no concept of the scientific method and are willing to pretty much believe anything, and if no one believes them, they think there's some big conspiracy out there trying to suppress the truth. For example, Coast to Coast AM is a great radio show, but they take everything seriously, including ghosts, UFOs, alien abductions, governmental conspiracies, and the fact that one of their regular guests was incommunicado for a couple of weeks, because he was traveling through time.
The Allen brothers, on the other hand, have a much more critical eye for such theories. This is perhaps more apparent on their website entries than in their lyrics. They consider the existence of the Loch Ness Monster highly unlikely, and they also don't believe that the US government has secretly acquired extraterrestrial technology. Most of the ideas they defend are things that I agree with, many of which I have already blogged about, such as the Aquatic Ape Theory, and life on earth originating in space. (The Expanding Earth Theory was new to me, though.) For more information on their scientific philosophy, listen to the interview on NPR and check out Debunking the Skeptics.