|Ursa_minor - 2010-06-04 |
Where is this dude from? What sort of accent is this? It's a pretty cool veiwpoint to have at least, and I'm totally going to steal it and use to mack on WOMEN and PARTIES.
"Nah man, those guys were thinkin!"
*entire party + women come home with Ursa_minor*
|HarrietTubmanPI - 2010-06-04 |
So by his logic denying the moon landing is okay because they are 'on the right track' and will eventually figure it out?
|Camonk - 2010-06-04 |
This is one of those videos I'd have assumed didn't have to be made. Is there a whole group of guys going FUCK THOSE ETRUSCANS THEY DIDN'T KNOW SHIT SO STOP IDOLIZING THEM!!, cause I'd like to meet those guys. They sound like fun.
I,for one, appreciate it when somebody takes the time to point out how awesome humans are, instead of acting like everything that happened before 1 A.D. was going on in Barbarian Land.
In fact, I'd say this is exactly the kind of video that there needs to be more of. Videos that highlight that the human species has ALWAYS been intelligent and has quite often sought useful theories to help further our technologies and therefore, our lives.
If we anthropomorphised more, maybe the world would be a better place.
Case in point: about 1 in 5 people in the US & UK think the sun revolves around the earth.
don't put too much confidence in that 1 in 5 statistic
its based on a gallup poll of only 1000 people spread between the us, uk, and germany over the telephone
Ancient civilizations did tons of cool shit they should be recognized for. Like this: http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_lights_fd1.htm
Patting them on the head for believing in what is visibly obvious until you apply science and critical thinking (even before the Greeks, tribal groups had deduced it from basic astronomy and sea navigation) just seems condescending.
IW: that article is about how they didn't have light bulbs. Or did you just mean to bring up the Baghdad batteries? I agree, those are cool. But if the pharaohs had light bulbs I'll eat my shirt.
• fan death
• new agers v. immunization
• the law of averages
• the curse of the Bambino
• dismissing the work of the great majority of published researchers in a particular field as a left-wing conspiracy
Dismissing the intelligence of the people in our history books generates enough irony to power a small city. But I still think the larger (and more demonstrable) problem is that we don't acknowledge our own stupidity enough.
|Timothy A. Bear - 2010-06-04 |
Thought the earth was being carted around by a turtle but at least they were thinking about it.
"Dad? If I'm holding this basket up, what's holding the ground up?"
"Uh... a fucking turtle, now keep harvesting before we starve to death!"
|zerobackup - 2010-06-04 |
Ok that's was 4 minutes of nothing....
|Ocyrus - 2010-06-04 |
I found it racist to a point. He's making the argument that "at least they were thinking about it, even if they were thinking incorrectly"...
Well then, tell that to the victims of witch hunts, because even though the pitchfork mobs weren't correct, at least they were trying, right?
|charmlessman - 2010-06-04 |
Ugh, couldn't get past his dork speech impediment.
"Why is iss so impornta note?"
|memedumpster - 2010-06-04 |
Well, the universe is flat, so really, they were looking on a larger scale.
|phalsebob - 2010-06-04 |
Negros don't even think about how the world isn't flat!
|Rum Revenge - 2010-06-04 |
What an idiot. Making a conjecture versus not making a conjecture does not prove sophistication - based on this logic, a three-year-old who plays with fire is automatically considered more intelligent than another kid his age who did not.
Also, two early evidences for a round earth - the sails of tall ships can be seen on the horizon before the rest of the ship, only possible on a curved surface, and the moon casts a round shadow from all angles - only possible if it was a spherical object. That's off the top of my feeble head.
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