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Desc:Potholer54 looks at the 'expanding earth' crowd.
Category:Educational, Science & Technology
Tags:science, dumb, creationists, potholer54, expanding earth
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Bort - 2010-11-10
On the other hand, Neal Adams did give us Skateman:

http://drmonkeyretroblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/skate-man-1-neal -adams-comic.html

Stopheles - 2010-11-11

A guy on roller skates named SKATE MAN, whose special power is getting his ass kicked. The dialogue on the front cover. His outfit.

And it was created by someone who's now a proponent of the concept that the planet is expanding.

The Mothership - 2010-11-10
Heh heh, positrons.
YakooMarkTwo - 2010-11-10
If you want to debunk someone, quote them in Comic Sans.
charmlessman - 2010-11-10
Well, he IS quoting a comic artist.

memedumpster - 2010-11-10
I want to know more about this "earth scented universe" theory. The continental movement animation is awesome.
CharlesSmith - 2010-11-10
Potholer54 has the exact perfect combination of radio voice and scientific background to make youtube debunking videos.
Riskbreaker - 2010-11-10
Oscar Wildcat - 2010-11-10
Potholer54 should do a historical piece on Alfred Wegener and the development of the theory of continental drift. What is presented here as direct revelation from God hisself was at the time proposed pretty controversial and had many detractors. I'd like these debunkings a lot more if they were respectful of that kind of fact.
memedumpster - 2010-11-10
The first casualty in the culture war was history.

SolRo - 2010-11-10
Hey retard.

Innocent Bystander - 2010-11-10
What the crap you on about?

SolRo - 2010-11-10
He's being a retard because the theory of continental drift was controversial and had little supporting evidence when first proposed.

Innocent Bystander - 2010-11-10

phalsebob - 2010-11-10
Potholer made this video in 2010 not 1920. There is no controversy surrounding it now.

If he made a video about string theory or supergravity he'd have to give the opposing side more weight.

Also, damnit Stanley... I must have submitted this video almost at the same time as you did.

StanleyPain - 2010-11-10
So, you're objection is that he's not mention long-debunked and outdated criticisms of firmly established science?

Lemme guess....you also would like I.D. taught along side evolutionary theory, right?

takewithfood - 2010-11-10
The scientific community was right to doubt Wegener; at the time, he did not have sufficient evidence to back up his hypothesis. He turned out to be right, but science isn't about placing bets - and the lesson certainly isn't that scientists should give equal merit to any and every hypothesis, no matter how far-fetched or asinine.

This expanding earth nonsense is utter shit and it will remain utter shit until the mechanism is explained and evidence backs it up. I don't think either of those things will ever happen, and I'll happily take the risk of one day eating those words.

Severian - 2010-11-10

Syd Midnight - 2010-11-11
Just because someone was right about something doesn't mean science should have believed them before they had enough experimental data to prove it. That's the point of science.

It would have been intellectually dishonest to accept continental drift as anything but hypothesis until the 1940's when they had complete maps of the earths crust.

Xiphias - 2010-11-11
Continental drift was controversial among scientists but it was also a theory proposed *by scientists.* No scientist supports the expanding earth theory.

Oscar Wildcat - 2010-11-11
@ Stan : No, my objection is the obvious lack of attempt to understand the expanding earth cowshit. As in all cowshit, there may lie a kernal or two of truth ( well corn really, but truthy corn ). Had the same respect been given Wegener, plate tectonics would have been more readily understood and accepted.

@food : Is the expanding earth nonsense utter shit? Quite likely in the sense meant by the comic book artist mentioned in the clip. But a quick googling around produced four or five different theories grouped under this heading, most prominent being the Large Numbers Hypothesis of Paul Dirac. Now that is an idea light years crazier than what is being suggested by the comic book artist; but we afford it more respect because... well, because he is P.A.M. Dirac and we are not worthy.

SolRo - 2010-11-11

oddeye - 2011-07-16
Seriously, just shut up now oscar.
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