Sunday, October 2, 2016

WHAT A SHAME- A look at the low points in the modern media. PSEUDOSCIENCE ON TELEVISION- LOGIC AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD NEED NOT APPLY. PT 13.

Halloween, Graveyard, Monster, Horror

So you have turned on the TV, and you hear the Introduction From the Narrator Implying that "NEW EVIDENCE" will send the SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY INTO A PANIC, DESTROYING LONG HELD BELIEFS, AND PROVING THAT THE REAL RESEARCH IS BEING DONE BY SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS, LIKE THOSE FEATURED IN THE UPCOMING EPISODE.

Yet, at the end of the Show, all you were given was a lot of Speculation. Most of that is Presented without any DISSENSION from the Opposition, who almost always seem to represent the CONSENSUS OF OPINION FOUND IN THE PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND ACADEMIC COMMUNITIES.  What is Genuinely Puzzling is the Almost PARANOID RAMBLINGS of The Host, and Other Fellow Believers, about how They are Being "HUSHED UP", "VICTIMIZED"OR "RIDICULED" BY "ESTABLISHED AUTHORITIES", WHO FEAR THE "TRUTH."

This Type of REASONING IS LUDICROUS ON IT'S FACE, but Some Viewers Buy into it, without really Trying to Understand that it is Essentially AN EXCUSE FOR THE LACK OF QUALITY EVIDENCE PRESENTED ON PSEUDOSCIENCE TV PROGRAMS, SUPPORTING THE EXISTENCE OF WHICHEVER CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT MATTER THAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE SHOW.  ( ALIEN VISITATION, BIGFOOT, GHOSTS, REPTOIDS, etc.)

First of all, They are given a TIME SLOT to present Their Case to the Viewers, with NO OBLIGATION TO PRESENT AN ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATION TO ANYTHING THEY SAY OR ASSERT.  SHODDY RESEARCH METHODS, BAD INFORMATION, INVALID CONCLUSIONS AND OUTRIGHT LIES GO UNCHALLENGED.  This is Done on a WEEKLY BASIS, OFTEN WITH NO OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO DISAGREE, TO OBJECT OR RESPOND TO THE SOMETIMES NONSENSICAL "FACTS" TROTTED OUT BY THOSE APPEARING ON CAMERA.

Now it's Their Show, and The Producers can Film and Show Anything They want. But the CHARGES OF A "COVER-UP" would seem to be more likely found among Those Opinions NOT PUT ON THE AIR.

Date-  6/14/2015.