Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WHAT A SHAME. TELEVISION: HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS WORTH MY TIME? PT 2.

Ufo, Spaceship, Science Fiction


...Just another CASE OF PSEUDOSCIENCE/PSEUDOHISTORY ATTEMPTING TO PASS OFF SLOPPY METHODOLOGY, POOR SCHOLARSHIP, MISSING OR POOR EVIDENCE, AND LOGICAL FALLACIES AS VALID ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN...

...JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. If there is one thing we can know for sure, when looking for BAD TELEVISION MASQUERADING AS "EDUCATIONAL", "INVESTIGATIVE", OR "GROUNDBREAKING, " IS THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO EXPLOIT, AND DUMB DOWN ANY SUBJECT IN NEED OF PROPER INTELLECTUAL INQUIRY, AS LONG AS THE RATINGS JUSTIFY THE ADVERTISING REVENUE.

So what should we be looking for, that will give us HINTS AS TO THE QUALITY 
OF THE PROGRAM BEING BROADCAST?  BELOW ARE A FEW EXAMPLES
OF NOT FOLLOWING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, OR THE RULES OF LOGIC.

CAN YOU SPOT THE FLAWS?

1)  "MOST UFO SIGHTINGS ARE SPACESHIPS, PILOTED BY BEINGS FROM         

OTHER PLANETS."

     "WITNESSES HAVE SEEN UFOS TRAVELING AT SPEEDS, AND                        
      MANEUVERING IN WAYS THAT NO MAN MADE AIRCRAFT COULD, 
       GIVEN OUR PRESENT TECHNOLOGY. THEREFORE, THESE UFOS 
       ARE FROM OTHER WORLDS."

2)  "SCIENCE CANNOT EXPLAIN WHY THE SHIP DISAPPEARED."
                                
                                         INSTEAD OF

     "THE CAUSE OF THE SHIPS DISAPPEARANCE IS UNKNOWN."

3)  "DO YOU THINK THERE ARE ANIMALS EXISTING ON EARTH TODAY, 
      THAT ARE UNKNOWN TO SCIENCE?  IF SO, WHY DO YOU DOUBT
      THE EXISTENCE OF BIGFOOT?"

      "JUST BECAUSE SCIENCE HASN'T CAPTURED A BIGFOOT, DOESN'T
        MEAN THEY DON'T EXIST."

TO BE CONTINUED.

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 3/7/2016.)