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.)


  1. Anonymous5:46 AM

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

  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...

  3. Anonymous9:19 AM

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

    I just cannot watch it, myself.

  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.