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 No.42968[Last 50 Posts]

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.

I especially find the science, technology, futurology, AI videos very uplifting from the usual pessimism I dwell on.

 No.42969

I think lore vids are also educational for fantasy histories

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 No.43025

the death of the universe relaxes me

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>>43025
I love that channel, man.
Did you ever check PBS's Crash Course Astronomy?

 No.43031

>>43025
yeah i really like this video too
KIAN has some pretty stupid videos but the one's like this are great

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>>43030
The PBS vids have good content, I just wish they had more animations and less human talking at the cam

 No.43091

A good metaphor for life

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I think its dumb.

 No.43101

>>43092
>Seeking knowledge and learn about interesting things is dumb

 No.43171

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

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#29 ON TRENDING
How the Squid Lost Its Shell

I guess the youtube masses are less vapid and more intellectually curious than we give them credit for

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Great ways to suicide

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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.

 No.43320

>>43294
Great ways to solve the problem of suffering

 No.43321

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.

 No.43343

Anyone else stumble across this guy recently? He does his research when refuting arguments, and due to that, very few people have successfully debunked them.

 No.43345

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.

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>>43343
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.

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>>43347
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).

 No.43356

>>43349
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.

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>>43347

>that dude on the left in the thumbnail


Looks like a goddamn baboon.

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>>42968

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.

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>>43362
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.

 No.43372

Why are these types of vids always trending on youtube?

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>>43359

Is that symmetra?

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>>43372
It is intentionally pushed by the staff to make youtube look better to outsiders then it really is.

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>>43374
I hate mass media

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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.

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>>43382
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.

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>>43382
>>43383
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.

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>>43387
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.

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>>43383

Wtf teachers get paid that much? Starting salary for a teacher is about $30-$40k. Ones with 30+ years of experience get paid $60k.

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>>43391
In a rich suburb the 30+ years of experience get paid $100k.

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>>43392
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.

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>>43393
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.

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This counts right?

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Might as well read reddit. These are all disappointing.

 No.43677

Not sure if this is educational, but its very much on the technical craft side of film

 No.43735

YOOO

 No.43753

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.

 No.43759

>>43753
Nah, I say post what you want if it is off YouTube and related to education.

 No.43760

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.

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>>43760
Why not tab out and do something mindless while listening to the audio if looking at another human on screen bothers you that much?

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>>43359
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.

 No.43766

>>43765
>I find their videos a pain to watch after CC-WH.
After what?

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>>43766
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.

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>>43762
Thats what audiobooks and lectures are for

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>>43768
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.
OK.

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5:40 - 6:24
oh shit I fucked up my life and there's no way to go back on track.

 No.46308

I wonder if this counts.
If it doesn't just let me know and I will delete it myself so no reason to get upset or report.
I literally don't know and I am not trying to start shit. I just found it a interesting video on how proper social-science should be done using a somewhat popular but controversial video to counter argue against.

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>>46269
stop posting pseudo science

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>>46308
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.

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>What will NASA's InSight do on Mars?

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>>46311
thats cool the marco cubesats will just fly past mars. i wonder how long they will work.

 No.46313

Very interesting chemistry lecture with many demonstrations.

 No.46398

Dr. Fred Volkmar, director of the Yale Child Study Center, discusses what we have learned about autism, and how we are turning our research into practice for adolescents and young adults on the spectrum.

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Its not super educational or anything, but I like watching these videos. Relaxing.

 No.46428

>>46313
fun video

i'm not that smart about science so i learned a bit

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>>46428
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

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A bit of interesting stuff on a tidbit of American history.

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i wonder how long this takes

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>>43025
thank you

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Short vid on time.
Why it is measured the way it is, where the names of days and months came from, that sort of thing.

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Transcranial Magentic Stimulation (TMS) for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Research Update
https://corticalchauvinism.com/2018/12/11/transcranial-magentic-stimulation-tms-for-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-research-update/

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>>46844
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.

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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

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>>47129
Been hearing this fearmongering for over a decade now.
The great collapse doesn't look likely.

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>>47129
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.

 No.47150

Had no idea the human skull was so adaptable due to lifestyle.

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>>47150
I wonder if this gives some credence to phrenology.

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>>47150
Good old PUAhate.

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>>47169
I have no idea what you are talking about.

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Debunking Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy

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>>47183
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.

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>>47184
Explain how and where he is actually wrong rather then complain about his tone.

 No.47190

>>47188
I clearly stated how he misrepresents hydrogen peroxide's usefulness, next time read the whole post before replying.

 No.47193

>>47190
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.

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>>47193
Your inability to comprehend a simple English paragraph isn’t my problem.

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>>47194
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.

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The Best Science-Based Diet for Fat Loss

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We should try to make these video threads thematical, but it's good so far.

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Basically a transhumanism video but it goes into a good degree of detail about different kinds of stem cells and how they could possibly be used in the future to improve or extend life.

 No.47615

TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time (4K)

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>>47546
What do PUAhaters get from posting on wizchan?

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>>47616
Who knows, but lets try to stay on topic of the thread. Just ignore em.

 No.47666

Short video on Thomas Edison

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Quite a bit of interesting information about the biology of Sherpa

 No.48066

I thought this video was very interesting. It is about wood block printing, a process in which they carve blocks of wood that work sort of like stamps to make very detailed designs on papers that can be mass produced. The guy's enthusiasm is kind of infectious.

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>>48066
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.

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>>48071
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>>48073
wtf i dont want to see some naked person

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>>48074
probably a witch from tries to troll or something, not watching that
isn't that a rule breaking?

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>>48076
>>48077
good apes = democracy
bad apes = communism

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>>48079
Both are bad if you ask me. Especially for wizards.

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>>43091
So….Deadly Premonition is the best Cthulhu game?

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A video on tribalism.

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How hypnotism works.

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Purifying gold through chemistry.

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This is How Easy It Is to Lie With Statistics

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>>48239
A complement.
Extremely eye-opening video.

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>>48326
Not really sure this fits the thread well. I think I would fit better in the philosophy thread.

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>>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.

Well, lad

 No.48334

>>48333
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.

 No.48338

>>48334
You didn't even watch the video. Funny because he even explains why you didn't and why you're acting that way.

 No.48515

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

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>>48338
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.

 No.48521

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.

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>>48521
>You'll never meant anything this way

 No.48720

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
Her blog:
https://backreaction.blogspot.com/

 No.49021

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).

 No.49229

whats some good topics to stupid eductional wise? Looking for inspiration.

 No.49230

>>48521

The idea is to get people interested enough to gain deeper knowledge of the subject.

If you want to know more about something just search for *subject of interest* lectures. These videos are boring as all fuck but perfect for someone who has a real interest in the subject.

 No.49231

>>49230
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.

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>>49231
must be cold up on that high horse.

 No.49237

>>49231
They are closer to just entertainment videos.

 No.49239

>>49237
"Just" entertainment doesn't exist, it's like saying a comedian is just a comedian.

 No.49260

Is economics videos welcome?
This one helped me understand what hedge funds actually are.

 No.49264

Love these scientific tidbits of information, however, I hate the constant bombardment of politics in modern videos. It really ruins the experience. Also hate reading the comment section of YouTube videos. Need to cut that habit, trying to by only watching YouTube on my tablet with Newpipe. Newpipe disables comments.

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>>49264
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.


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