I love that channel, man.
Did you ever check PBS's Crash Course Astronomy?
yeah i really like this video too
KIAN has some pretty stupid videos but the one's like this are great
The PBS vids have good content, I just wish they had more animations and less human talking at the cam
I think its dumb.
This is like the 6th sense where you find out you are already dead. Except its not just you who is already dead but the entire universe.
As statistically speaking the infinity of time in which the universe is in perfect entropy after the heat death far outweighs how many billion of years galaxies and stars will exist.
In the vast infinity of time, some of that dead matter of the dead universe will collide together and in infinite time some very improbable rare events will occur, such as Boltzman brains. Of course the material configuration of the brain doesn't have to be the wetware of a human brain evolved through evolution. It can be anything that generates those electric waves of thought found in a computer or in wetware neutrons. http://dilbert.com/strip/2009-04-27
Isaac Arthur [ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFipeZtQM5CKUjx6grh54g
] does interesting videos about advanced civilisations and space habitation averaging about half an hour.
3Blue1Brown [ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYO_jab_esuFRV4b17AJtAw
] creates maths videos, focusing on visual intuitions for complex problems.
Ben Eater [ https://www.youtube.com/user/eaterbc
] creates videos about computer science and logic, demonstrated by breadboard circuits.
Maybe its shallow, but for these types of videos I prefer narrators with clear, energetic, unaccented voices and a lot of animation, HD clips and graphics without talking heads.
Nobody retains anything from these videos, also Tabby's star is probably caused by some interplanetary dust. We'll know in about half a year
If you want to watch astronomy related videos I can recommend this man.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEszlI8-W79IsU8LSAiRbDg/videos
He talks clearly and calmly, and doesn't use idiotic images, although he advertises his damn book towards the end of his videos.
So he is taking someone using a dumb insult literally like a extreme autist.
What next, a two hour video about how the term shit head is not scientifically correct?
It is a dumb meme insult that is effective because it pisses off the target of that insult.
How he could miss that simple point is beyond me.
The problem with that is anyone that has used the term shithead has never tried to prove something. When Paul made his first video, he was claiming that soy leads to high estrogen levels in men and tried to use faulty "research" to prove it. Then after people called bullshit on it he was like "oh my god guys is just a meme you spergs xD". I don't personally have a problem with the insult, I have a problem with people who genuinely believe this shit (yes they exist and Paul is one of them).
Yeah well thats the slippery nature of these 4chan types, its biotruth until its not, its irony until its not.
No point wasting your time on them.
Better off not polluting our escapist thread where we talk about neutron stars and infinity, with the depressing nihilism of 4chan and friends culture.
>that dude on the left in the thumbnail
Looks like a goddamn baboon.
You gotta be careful, there is A LOT of bullshit videos out there that seem smart, but was just created by some random dude who spent a bit of time googling everything and getting a lot of things wrong, or passing them off as definite fact. CGP grey is one of the more popular youtubers who is like this.
Oh, and I also liked numberphile until they did that completely misleading Σ1/n where ≤ n ≤ ∞ equals -1/12 nonsense. They could've gone into analytic continuation but no, they decided to mess around with undefined operations to produce a nonsense result.
Why are these types of vids always trending on youtube?
It is intentionally pushed by the staff to make youtube look better to outsiders then it really is.
I wonder if I could make money doing something like this. Youtube ad money is pretty worthless. But with sponsors and patreon it might equal a minimum wage job. And you just use audio and graphics and never even have to show your face.
Not like I have any identity to protect at this point anyway. But as a customer I would prefer just audio and graphics, than some ugly guys' face talking at a screen.
I was looking at the patreon of one of my favorite historical youtubers just to get an idea of what you can make on videos like that. Hes a relatively popular one for that niche topic. 2.7 million views.
$600 for the month. I'll assume thats just for April and its not over yet. But still thats only $7200 a year. We can bump it up to $10k for the hell of it. Thats a nice bonus for pursuing a hobby you love and getting paid for it. But hardly a salary.
I mean it just shows you why working in the system is so much better than all these "creative" ways to make money. You can reach an audience of millions and make $9k. Meanwhile teaching in the suburbs 100 kids a year, gets you $100k.
It is a lot of hard work playing the social media game to grow your channel but if it is a passion then I say go for it.
Just don't quit your day job, but if you are a neet anyway then there isn't much to lose.
Honestly I wouldn't listen to my own vids, since having a good voice is pretty important for me listening to narration, and I wouldn't be able to put up with listening to 10 minutes of my retard lisp.
Wtf teachers get paid that much? Starting salary for a teacher is about $30-$40k. Ones with 30+ years of experience get paid $60k.
In a rich suburb the 30+ years of experience get paid $100k.
Much more in a lot of California, especially if they move to either union leadership or make principal.
One of the senior chemical engineers I work under married a teacher who works in the bay area, she makes twice his salary.
To be fair, those are totally different positions and aren't really "teachers".
But the original point still stands that an above average teacher's salary for 30 kids in the classroom, is much much better than what any youtube teacher can expect to make reaching millions.
Might as well read reddit. These are all disappointing.
So since we now have a history and documentaries thread, maybe we should keep this thread more focused on science, technology, engineering, math to not step on any toes.
Nah, I say post what you want if it is off YouTube and related to education.
I really get annoyed by the talking head vids. Like I don't need high quality animation. He can just grab a bunch of jpgs from a google image search on the topic. But its just annoying staring at a moving face.
Why not tab out and do something mindless while listening to the audio if looking at another human on screen bothers you that much?
Fucking crash course is mind numbing. I find their videos a pain to watch after CC-WH. That they've been absorbed into pbs makes me think less of pbs.
>>43765>I find their videos a pain to watch after CC-WH.
Crash Course-World History, one of their first series done with John Green. The series started out by following the US high school's AP framework combined with cosy imagery and music narrated by a tween star author. The short videos that were palatable in binge sessions allows a series of cherry picked events to become the focal points of a civilisation's essence. I do recommend watching the series- but watch it from a critical viewpoint, not one as an educational one.
Thats what audiobooks and lectures are for
So you just want to complain about shit that you don't have to watch that bothers you for entirely personal reasons that effect no one else and have nothing to do with the actual informational content.
stop posting pseudo science
Thanks for not being aggressive about it. I think the main point of this thread is to use these types of vids for escapism and relaxation, instead of getting the blood pressure up with agitation, to dwell on the stars and cosmos where our human squabbles seem so small in perspective.
thats cool the marco cubesats will just fly past mars. i wonder how long they will work.
i'm not that smart about science so i learned a bit
Yeah, he has another lecture that is almost all about combustion that is equally fun to watch. Dude is a fire bug at heart.
The Chemistry of Fire and Gunpowder - with Andrew Szydlo
Presumably the translation from early latin stuck less than old Norse since after the anglos moved off the continent their closest neighbors would have arguably been Norse raiding parties from Denmark.
Probably completely wrong on that, but I'm not wikipedia.
Financial collapse is imminent.
We are completely fucked, guys.
Stock up on Gold or Crypto if you can. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzkHb6a9EtM
Been hearing this fearmongering for over a decade now.
The great collapse doesn't look likely.
This is astrology tier m8. Don't get me wrong, I believe the post 2008 boom was an artificially stimulated one caused by dangerous government intervention which may result in another one of your "natural" cyclical busts any year now. But it won't end the world when it occurs.
I wonder if this gives some credence to phrenology.
I have no idea what you are talking about.
Sort of a pointless video, it doesn't tell you anything important that you wouldn't find from the first link on google when searching the topic, except adding in some pointless sciencey fluff. Also, the narrator really misrepresents hydrogen peroxide's valid uses, calling it "completely useless", by tunnel visioning only on it's immediate effects on the human body. Hydrogen peroxide, and bleach which he also mentions, can be used proactively in small amounts to purify drinking water from bacteria, so it is not useless as he tries to make it seem. If you are drinking tap water, or even bottled water, it could very well be beneficial to purify that water with hydrogen peroxide to reduce harmful microorganisms that were picked up somewhere along the line from wherever it originated. The narrator ultimately gets lost in this smug mindset of "I'm right, you're wrong" and forgets to give the complete facts in favor of stroking his ego with all those strawmans at the end. Very amateur, in my opinion, I think it would be beneficial for this youtuber to work on keeping a neutral stance in the future rather than submitting to his ego so much.
Explain how and where he is actually wrong rather then complain about his tone.
I clearly stated how he misrepresents hydrogen peroxide's usefulness, next time read the whole post before replying.
You say that but you didn't explain it.
In what way did he misrepresents hydrogen peroxide's usefulness. Explain your point rather then complain about tone.
Your inability to comprehend a simple English paragraph isn’t my problem.
I think you have a inabilty to comprehend the video and instead had a problem with the tone and are saying it misrepresents hydrogen peroxide's usefulness in error because you ignored things said because you didn't like his tone or you didn't watch the whole video and jumped to conclusions, which is why you can't get into specifics.
What do PUAhaters get from posting on wizchan?
I remember watching that a few months (or was it years) ago.
Good video on the subject, and the presenter has a calm yet interesting way of presenting the information.
wtf i dont want to see some naked person
probably a witch from tries to troll or something, not watching that
isn't that a rule breaking?
good apes = democracy
bad apes = communism
Both are bad if you ask me. Especially for wizards.
So….Deadly Premonition is the best Cthulhu game?
Extremely eye-opening video.
Not really sure this fits the thread well. I think I would fit better in the philosophy thread.
>>48328>I recently picked up this hobby of watching pop education videos on youtube. History, science, technology, futurology, philosophy etc. It really passes the time. And a quick 10 minute tidbit is very relaxing.
It isn't a educational video, is the point.
It is just a hour and 40 minute philosophic rant from a guy who has been doing pseudo-intilectual rants on YouTube for almost a decade.
You didn't even watch the video. Funny because he even explains why you didn't and why you're acting that way.
I used to keep up with over a dozen of quality channels but I stopped a while ago and barely remember their names. Instead, sets of more longform lectures on a single topic became more appealing to me. You don't have to watch the whole lecture at once and there is a sense of progression as you go through a course. And it doesn't smell like mass-media made with norms in mind as much. Example: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA20B690583E9931C
I watched enough to see that it wasn't a educational video and was exactly like all his other videos.
It simply doesn't really fit the thread.
This is all pop sci garbage that teaches nothing but theost surface level details . You'll never meant anything this way. Utter waste of time.
Here is a talk by Sabine Hossenfelder, a German theoretical physicist. I really enjoyed her book "Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray." It was interesting and genuinely funny. Her YouTube channel is also great.http://www.lostinmathbook.com
Very interesting discussion.
>Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution with Berlinski, Meyer, and Gelernter
Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?
Has Darwinism really failed? Peter Robinson discusses it with David Berlinski, David Gelernter, and Stephen Meyer, who have raised doubts about Darwin’s theory in their two books and essay, respectively The Deniable Darwin, Darwin’s Doubt, and “Giving Up Darwin” (published in the Claremont Review of Books).
whats some good topics to stupid eductional wise? Looking for inspiration.
Pop science videos aren't supposed to teach anything to any one, not even at a surface level. They're religious videos preaching how great and powerful science is to the followers while never exposing them to anything of real depth or value. These videos are like learning the alphabet and claiming it's the same as writing a grand novel.
must be cold up on that high horse.
They are closer to just entertainment videos.
"Just" entertainment doesn't exist, it's like saying a comedian is just a comedian.
YouTube comments have been generally garbage forever. You aren't missing anything by not bothering to read them the vast majority of the time.
I personally don't.
Polite sage for being slightly off topic.
Don't see where you guys are coming from
Sounds contradictory but let's see the argument. *click*
Too oversimplify the main fuel source before industrialization was wood and plant matter being burnt on mass.
Also synthetic fertilizers are a factor
and plants love CO2.
Probably some other stuff I am forgetting but that is the gist of it.
That's all very interesting, but what about non-buffet all you can eat restaurants where you normally order things from a menu?
I am not clicking unlabeled links.
if you are that lazy it won't make a diference regardless
It ain't about being lazy. It is about not trusting your troll ass.
…Why is he barechested?
No clue as it has nothing to do with what he is talking about, but it isn't actually a violation of rule 7 since it isn't sexualized. Just weird.
We ain't your personal search butlers, if you were asking for request.
I would also argue that the video you posted doesn't fit within this thread (it isn't a educational video, it is a conspiracy documentary) and would probably fit better in the documentary thread.
Speaking of future car stuff having pretty major current problems that aren't talked about.
Self driving cars are kind of a scam in their current incarnation.
>>52274>surviving something a trillion years from now
oh yeah, that's real
aging isn't mandatory.
people choose to be humans, they choose to reproduce and nail themselves to the wheel. They choose to believe that it's the best choice and the only choice.
what the hell are you talking about?
I remember watching a in depth documentary on titanium that I could try to find if that is of interest but otherwise not off the top of my head no.
how the heck does that work, it looks like a real life pixelation filter
wow just like literally every MSM talking head is pushing 24/7
At least the video *explains* why it is dangerous and what to do instead of reporting numbers infected/dead.
Before this, I didn't know why ventilators were needed.
It's not dangerous. It's no worse than the flu. Most people never even develop symptoms.
Bubonic plague had a mortality rate of over 50%. The Chinese Flu has a mortality rate of less than 1%. It's really not that bad.
With modern medicine the bubonic plague would have a very low mortality rate. If corona was around 100 years ago it would be really scary, probably much worse than the spanish flu and depending on how well an imunization works or how well immunity builds up it still could be if this thing sticks around for a couple of decades.
>>54512>If corona was around 100 years ago it would be really scary
If corona was around 10 years ago it would be treated the same way swine flu was. Without widespread internet literacy the whole "shut down society" thing is kind of impossible. Unless you want people to actually start starving to death.
We have modern medicine now. It's kind of stupid to pretend that this disease is any real threat at all to society when the mortality rate is so low and like 40% of people don't even get any symptoms. In the past, reality would keep media panic loops like this in check, but now that the internet is a thing I suppose we have to look forward to a recession and bureaucrats rushing to erode civil liberties as quickly as possible every time a mildly scary new disease pops up.
Anyone got good videos on quantum immortality?
Do we look like a search engine to you?
Regular flu ~ contagious but mild <1% death rate among the infected
Ebola ~ certain death but not contagious
Covid-19 is somewhere in between. Sure, you may survive it but not before passing it on to 3 or 4 others. Exponential growth ~ do you comprehend it?https://virusncov.com/covid-statistics/usa
The Thought Emporium
When we think of science and scientists, we tend to think of people in perfect white lab coats, working in a shiny and expensive lab. Well I'm here to break that image. From biohacking and biology, to nuclear physics and nanotech, any topic is fair game. I don't just talk about concept and theory, I do the real science. Under controlled conditions, I'll use high voltage, corrosive solutions, extreme temperatures and more to create some very exciting machines and materials. Best of all, I'll show all of it can be done at home using as many off the shelf and DIY parts as possible.https://yewtu.be/channel/UCV5vCi3jPJdURZwAOO_FNfQ
Have no clue why people trust those DNA companies. I've been tempted to order one of those tests in the past just for shits but the idea of my whole genome being locked away in some corporate archive is just too dystopic to consider imo.
If one of your relatives does it then you're still screwed.
I remember watching this video on chlorine production in Britain that was very similar to this style, but I haven't been able to find it ever since.
20 minutes in and this is the most normie shit I've ever heard. Does it get any better, or does it just keep doubling down?
I don't know what you are talking about.
It just goes over the research in a objective and scientific fashion with the occasional joke thrown in to keep things from getting too dry.
What do you mean by "normie shit"?
What do you mean by "get better?
Double down on what?
not him but I don't think sociology can be objective, with stats and derivations based on those stats. The case definitely isn't helped by the fact that people casually lie on surveys all the time. I expected a more philosophy based analysis
>>58463>I expected a more philosophy based analysis
Why? This isn't a philosophy thread.
Just because you have a bias against the field in general doesn't mean that quantitative methodology can't be applied to sociology, which is the case in the video.
it aint really a bias. quantitative methods applied to sociology, at one particular point in the video, said that 'people who work make more money than those who dont'. This is admittedly the weakest example but even the main point of the video — not working while getting money makes you 'happy' but being 'happy' isn't necessarily a predictor of long term happiness doesn't feel like a profound point. Philosophy is my preferred 'edutainment' because its always profound
I am not seeing what you argument is here beside the video simply not being to your preference.
I found the worst informative channel on the internethttps://youtu.be/ufSDOHKIjVU
it's gone now
nobody would have watched it anyway, so i might as well get rid of it for your sake
Meh, it's ok for trivia I guess.
Sounds like I upset you. Are you a female?
In general, here are the cognitive faults I find with it:
1 - There's a cognitive trick that's being used VERY frequently recently. Cite the hell out of a bunch of random facts, and then throw in uncited opinions in the middle of that stew. The uncited opinions get taken as true. E.g., and this should come as no surprise that I'm mentioning this as the stickling point given the forum we're on, how the narrator kept harping on about "sex is a human need." Notice the lack of citation on that one? Or, dropping a bunch of studies…and then throwing Nicomachean Ethics in the middle there.
2 - Another trick is to point out cited studies, but no way to actually find them for the actual audience. Or to give a way to find certain studies, but the ones that are really bad studies or studies taken completely out of context you only mention an author without the title at all. This video did a lot of this.
3 - When you can find it, it's either p-hacking (I think the replication crisis is proof enough of this), the author has some pretty severe biases (most meditation studies fall prey to this, if you look into the paper it was either funded by a Buddhist center or one of the authors is a practicing Buddhist, I don't think I've been able to find a meditation study that didn't have one of those two qualities), or the methodology is just poor.
As to your questions:>What do you mean by "normie shit"?>What do you mean by "get better?>Double down on what?
Do they stop playing the whole "You need to have sex and get more friends" angle at any point in the video? In other words, all the stuff that flies in the face of rules 2 through 4 of this board?
>>58487>Starts off with personal insults for no reason
Not wasting my time
Weird flex, but fair. Honestly, I'm kind of surprised you didn't start off the same way, since that's kind of how things fly on the internet.
wow I had no idea they were going to build one of these in the US. The first leg will actually be passing through my city too. Very exciting.
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I wouldn't hold my breath.
HSR projects tend to be vaporware in the US for a number of reasons.
Until it is actually running and being profitable I will continue to doubt the project.
Super cool if they pull it off though.