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Dogen



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you see Religulous? It was awesome, in a sad, this-won't-help-anything kind of way.

11bulletstop, way back, wrote:
But damn Dogen, that was the shit. Did you just spit that out, like, you read "gimme cite" and clicked post reply right away?

I'm a psych major... one of my focuses is behavioral neuroscience. So, yeah, I just knew that... but only because it's my chosen field.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Did you see Religulous? It was awesome, in a sad, this-won't-help-anything kind of way.

Yeah, but I read his comments about medicine too.


Seriously. He is a germ-theory denier.


I mean, even if there weren't other things he was crazy on that right there would really put him firmly in the crazy-camp.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorri wrote:
Bill Maher is a fucking crazy douche.
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Dogen



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh... I hadn't read about that before. I was never a big enough fan to research him... that's too bad. Just goes to show that rationality is not an all or nothing concept... too bad.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorri wrote:
Bill Maher is fucking crazy.


I cant stand him personally.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A while back, some of our Swedes questioned the labeling of Swedish news anchors as cronkiters.

Surprise.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Huh... I hadn't read about that before. I was never a big enough fan to research him... that's too bad. Just goes to show that rationality is not an all or nothing concept... too bad.

I stopped watching Penn & Teller's Bullshit after about a season because they were prone to using bullshit over rationality and facts-based debunking.
So yeah, about the only decent show for uncovering things with anything resembling scientific vigor anymore is Mythbusters, and I suspect even they fudge the experiments quite a bit.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Michael Moore????????
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tinkeringIdiot



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythbusters needs to hire an engineer to screen their ideas. A fair number of the myths they test can be debunked with basic thermodynamics or dynamics. Also they're experimental design is crappy. But then, it's not really a fact-based show.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tinkeringIdiot wrote:
Mythbusters needs to hire an engineer to screen their ideas. A fair number of the myths they test can be debunked with basic thermodynamics or dynamics. Also they're experimental design is crappy. But then, it's not really a fact-based show.


Im pretty sure they go in knowing a few of them are gonna fail. Theres been several I knew would fail just because proving that it worked would pretty much be teaching us how to build bombs.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tinkeringIdiot wrote:
Mythbusters needs to hire an engineer to screen their ideas. A fair number of the myths they test can be debunked with basic thermodynamics or dynamics. Also they're experimental design is crappy. But then, it's not really a fact-based show.


I'm pretty sure they are aware that several myths they debunk are impossible. It's just so much fun to try them out.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's kind of the point: if myths were debunked easily with pen and paper then where's the primetime TV in that?
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DeD CHiKn



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id watch kari byron solve difficult math problems.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeD CHiKn wrote:
Id watch kari byron solve difficult math problems.


"Mmm. This math problem is so hard. It's going to take me all night."

*puts tip of pencil in mouth*

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes please.
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