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Because Science ...

I really just need a place to post these episodes, seemly because they're all so good.


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It's guys like this that have

It's guys like this that have made me forego almost all regular TV. Pretty much my entire visual entertainment/ infotainment is now found on Youtube, with Netflix and a local cinema rounding out the gaps.

Thanks for posting these, they are a whole bunch of fun.

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And I take the opposing

And I take the opposing stance - Guys like this are why I avoid YouTube.

If I wanted science I would read a text book! I don't... Because Comics!!

(actually, stuff like this can be interesting from time to time... But mainly I am not looking for real science in my entertainment.)

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These are cute and a fun lark

These are cute and a fun lark :).

Personally--since it is almost certain that there is vastly more that we ("we" meaning all of human knowledge up to this point in history) don't know than we do know about, well, everything (see * below)--I find explanations of fictional superpowers that are based solely on what little we do know at this point often a bit cumbersome. I prefer to think of fantastical powers as generally beyond our current knowledge. The whole "any sufficiently advanced science" thing.

For example, he and the others who posit the quantum tunneling explanation of phasing either outsmart themselves a bit or assume that people just aren't paying close attention and will accept on authority. A close listen will show that what he describes is actually a form of teleportation. As explained by him, quantum tunneling isn't moving through space at all. You would just appear at the new location, not become insubstantial yet visible and travel through substances like a ghost. To try to explain that with quantum tunneling is a whole different story. And just because we don't currently know how to circumvent electron repulsion doesn't mean it can't be done.

But I do very much like imposing mundane real-world observable physics on all of that which is not supposed to be "super" in fiction--like the whole lava thing--because to me it makes the fictional world more intuitive and concrete and aids in suspension of disbelief. That way, at least everything doesn't behave fantastically, and so the fictional world feels more "solid" and works as a relief so that the fantastical elements stand out even more.

*Just as one example: https://www.google.com/amp/www.techrepublic.com/google-amp/article/we-dont-understand-the-universe-scientist-explains-how-science-is-failing-us/

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Yeah I like this guy better

Yeah I like this guy better than most guys who try to teach you science through pop culture, he has much less "See, see? Mad science doesn't exist yah idiot" about him. He understands the fantasy of superheroes even while saying that it shouldn't be possible for Spider-Man to be Spider-Man in the real world.

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I'm disappointed the first

I'm disappointed the first video didn't address the worst lava death scene in the history of cinema:

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I enjoy the videos when it's

I enjoy the videos when it's a topic I care to hear about :) Even if I don't care for the final result, some of which I think has to take into aspects that can't be accounted for sense it's a fictional universe.

Or comments like "Batman would sometimes have to avoid his rule" on that it may kill people. :p Batman trying to rescue people and failing, is not him killing them :p Trying to stop them from dying 100% is trying to rescue them :)

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A not to serious review ain't

A not to serious review ain't bad, comedy really works nowadays. He seems to be funny but I guess I will have to move on and check out another channel.

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Easy way out, lightsabers

Easy way out, lightsabers aren't plasma weapons, but something else entirely :p

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Force Fields.

Force Fields.

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They're a more civilized

They're a more civilized weapon for a more civilized time... *Tries to use own body to hide the mass of chopped off limbs behind self* Civilized.

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Damn, that's a good one!

Damn, that's a good one!

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Super strength and physics

Super strength and physics was explained very well as a zero range telekinesis, In other words you had to touch an object to affect it.
So you could lift a car with one hand, as telekinesis was affecting it and not the physics of your hand.

This zero range telekinesis also explained invulnerability. Bullets would bounce off your telekinetic shield, appearing to bounce off your skin - because you shield had a range if zero.

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well i get he's got one on

well i get he's got one on telekinesis :p

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So ... about those TITAN

So ... about those TITAN WEAPONS ...


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Makes more sense over on the

Makes more sense over on the Monster Hunter forum ;)

Here we expect the wielder to be superhumanly strong.

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I got in a debate about

I got in a debate about oversized weapons in the comments section for that one. Was called names, even though all I did was point out the reality of the problem.

Shad from Shadiversity explains it pretty well

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How to fight a T-Rex and

How to fight a T-Rex and Win

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How to fight a T-Rex and Win

Ah, so basically Dark Souls! Hide behind obstacles the enemy can't attack through, then when you want to kill it bury your had in its ass and start swinging. Classic.

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Why you do NOT want

Why you do NOT want invisibility

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Holy f'ing party pooper!

Holy f'ing party pooper!

Dude goes to lengths to explain proprioception then totally discredits its use. "How would you use stairs", you kick the back of the stair then put your foot down. "But what about thermal goggles" yeah dudes don't go around wearing thermal googles that often. "What if it's raining?" shelter? It's not raining every day.

Fair enough on the blindness though: if the retinas aren't interacting with light,yeah you can't see.

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This felt appropriate:

This felt appropriate:


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desviper wrote:
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Holy f'ing party pooper!

Dude goes to lengths to explain proprioception then totally discredits its use. "How would you use stairs", you kick the back of the stair then put your foot down. "But what about thermal goggles" yeah dudes don't go around wearing thermal googles that often. "What if it's raining?" shelter? It's not raining every day.

Fair enough on the blindness though: if the retinas aren't interacting with light,yeah you can't see.

These vids are obviously just meant to poke holes in Superhero fiction in a humorous way. They aren't meant to be fair and balanced. You can clearly see how he often preferentially focuses on arguments against the possibility of powers and minimizes or ignores any hypotheses that could make them possible. Never mind that what we know now is not what we will know in the future, so making a final judgement on things based upon current knowledge is innately flawed: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradigm_shift

Just as any sufficiently adavnced technology is indistinguishable from magic, saying that something is impossible really just means that we don't currently know how it is possible.

So, either way, no need to take it too seriously :).

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Except that he spent an

Except that he spent an entire video talking about how plausible and realistic Guile’s “Sonic Boom” power is.

Maybe he just really likes Guile.

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Atama wrote:
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Except that he spent an entire video talking about how plausible and realistic Guile’s “Sonic Boom” power is.

Maybe he just really likes Guile.

He does have a really good theme.

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I try to view him like i do

I try to view him like i do CinemaSins, whom i adore: harmless nit-picking.

But he was totally silly on this one.

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Wow ...

... just ... WOW ...


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That’sna good one.

That’sna good one.


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Assuming you had the ability

Assuming you had the ability to bend light around yourself such that you are literally 100% invisible, you'd also not be able ot see anything, since all of the light that would have otherwise entered your eyes was bent around your head instead.

BUT, if you allow, say, 20% of the light that WAS going to enter your eyes to still enter your eyes, or to enter a CCD camera system designed to give you decent HUD sight, you'd still be VERY VERY VERY difficult to see, and that part of you that would be visible would be the lenses of your eyes, which would still be like 80% invisible. That's close enough for me.

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Invisibility via optical

Invisibility via optical camouflage beats the "can't see anything" problem, of course. Since you've got tiny cameras and pixels taking views from one side and feeding them out the other side as images, they can also send the signal to your eyepieces.

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Redlynne wrote:
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Vaporization is nothing compared to what a Varon-T Disruptor can do to a person. ;)

BTW, there are few things more chillingly sinister than having Data logically conclude that "slowly disintegrating" someone in cold blood was the best course of action and then lie about it... Terminator anyone? ;)

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Replace "vaporize" with

Replace "vaporize" with "disintegrate", k done :p

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How much vaporization

How much vaporization/disintegration is an acceptable amount?

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Fireheart wrote:
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How much vaporization/disintegration is an acceptable amount?

Heart or brain, should be more than enough I think. That way only a room full of superheated gasses would be created.