Monday, March 24, 2008

In Defense of Mythbusters


More than once I've heard people attacking the quality of the science on Mythbusters. Obviously they aren't doing doctoral level science there since I understand it and, more importantly, enjoy it but it's logical and deductive and they revisit myths if their methods or results are called into question. I flail about trying to defend the show when the occasion arises but, not being of sciency mind, I don't think I do a spectacular job of it. Leave it to xkcd to do it better and with stick figures. From now on I carry a copy of this comic to point at and say, "Oh yeah? What she said!"

(Photo lovingly borrowed from here.)

4 comments:

  1. I love it when they blow stuff up and crash cars. Buster is the starr of the show!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I LURVE Mythbusters, and so do the girls. We watch it all the time. More than anything else, I love their "let's find out!!" attitude. It's something we're trying to cultivate in Punkin' Pie lately...

    ReplyDelete
  3. The name of the show should be "Blowed Up."

    I just cannot watch it, myself.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm sure that for a "true" scientist the science isn't perfect but I think that it does more for our collective intelligence than most things on TV and Adam keeps it a little stupid so people will watch. It's palatably good for us. And I, for one, enjoy seeing stuff get blown up.

    ReplyDelete