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Friday, February 3, 2017

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 6.



Monster, Alien, Creature, Kraken

What is really sad, is that some Cable Channels are mixing in legitimate Science Programming, just to dress up the garbage that pollutes the rest of their schedule. 

However, all the Sound Bites, Fuzzy Photographs, Second and Third Hand Anecdotal Accounts remembered years later and, Plaster Casts of "Footprints", are no more credible now, then they were Ten, Twenty or Thirty Years ago.

In other words, using the same Research Methods, and repeating the same catch phrases, still adds up to zero credibility.

To put it on the line, here are shows I have viewed on at least two occasions, in entirety, and find them Intellectually Lacking and Scientifically Valueless.  This is by no means a complete list.  A few shows, like Jesse Venturas CONSPIRACY THEORY, I couldn't stomach more than 10-15 minutes.

In no specific order:                                        

-  ANCIENT ALIENS.                    

-  AMERICA UNEARTHED.

-  MONSTER QUEST.

-  UFO HUNTERS.

-  LOST HISTORY.

-  CURSE OF OAK ISLAND.

-  IN SEARCH OF...

-  FINDING BIGFOOT.

-  ANY GHOST "HUNTER" OR "INVESTIGATION" show.  They all run together, and I can never tell them apart.


To be fair, here are a few shows that I recommend:

-  THE BIG BANG THEORY-  Laugh if you will, but I contend there is more legitimate Science in one half-hour of this sitcom, than there is in a seasons worth of episodes in the above list.

-  HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE.

-  MANKIND- THE STORY OF ALL OF US.

-  THE UNIVERSE.

-  MYTHBUSTERS.

-  COSMOS.

If any reader feels I am being unfair, I would be more than happy to print any Comments, Arguments, or Rebuttals.  Provided, that they are Family Friendly, and not Libelous.

11/8/2014.