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[–] GumbyTM [S] 0 points 63 points (+63|-0) ago 

With all the Bill Nye nonsense lately, I thought everyone might like a kids show where they actually did science.

Courtesy embed...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckBoYRhwfCI

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[–] BillyVoatsGruff 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

That's what I'm talking about...the real science guy.

Mr. Wizard was also a badass in real life, flying over 50 combat missions as a bomber pilot. It's safe to say, he'd slap Nye so hard that Google wouldn't even be able to find him.

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[–] Broc_Lia 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

I'd actually love to see the look on his face if he saw that "vagina voice" segment.

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[–] [deleted] 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

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[–] Grunge 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

"If I ain't being lied to, I don't wanna hear it"

-reddit/leftists/libtards

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[–] foltaisaprovenshill 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I guess that's why they loved Hitlery so much.

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[–] heretolearn 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

subscribed. thank you

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[–] Master_Foo 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Whenever I see clips of this show, I imagine a back yard filled with the buried bodies of children. It's as if Rick lost his Morty and used his portal gun to arrive in our universe.

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[–] Derpfroot 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

I always watched him, too. I honestly never heard of Nye until I was out of high school so I thought Mr. Wizard was more popular. He taught me how to measure how tall a tree is (without huge ladders) and to not trust my eyes.

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[–] GumbyTM [S] 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Ditto. I was well out of the age group by the time Bill Nye came along and I always thought my dislike of him was typical 'passing of the torch' resentment or 'get off my lawn' syndrome.

Turns out, there are all kinds of reasons to dislike Bill. It's nice when the Universe hands you a win.

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[–] Oveneise 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I honestly never liked the guy. I remember kids questioning my view on him, never could articulate it really. I just didn't like his personality I guess. Kind of boring for me.

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[–] Opieswife 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

OMG I totally remember that episode. I tried explaining this to someone one day and they thought I was making it up.

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[–] TimberWolfAlpha 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

I always felt that bill nye was a dumb pretender when I was a kid. Mr Wizard was ten times the scientist nye was

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[–] What_was_that_2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

edit* moved to dv1155 post as that was who I was replying to.

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[–] TimberWolfAlpha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

None of that has anything to do with Mr wizard being the original and bill Nye some late to the party poseur

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[–] dv1155 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I'll just leave this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux0nNFgVrNU

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[–] intrepiddemise 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I don't see how Mr. Wizard's experiment in this video disproves that the globe is warming. The assumption this guy in the video seems to be making is that the ice caps melting should result in a similar situation to Mr. Wizard's experiment: the sea level should stay the same because the ice caps are floating in/on the water and the water around them has already been displaced by their total volume. If that were the case, he might be right: as the ice melted, the sea level would stay the same because the same amount of water would be present in the closed system.

Of course, that's not the case. Let's focus on just one important aspect that differentiates the global system from the one in the glass. In the global system, there is indeed some ice that floats in/on the water in the same way that it did in the glass. However, unlike in the glass, the global system has a large amount of permafrost (ice on solid ground that doesn't usually melt) that is not floating in or on the ocean at all. When the global system heats up, it can cause this permafrost to melt, adding liquid water to the sea from the land, causing the sea level to rise. There are a number of other factors that go into this (I am not a climatologist), but melting permafrost could add significantly to the rise in sea levels considering the fact that it is present on about 24% of the land in the Northern Hemisphere alone.

This is not to say that I necessarily believe that the majority (or even a significant amount) of the global temperature rise over the past century is anthropogenic in nature, or that, even if that is the case, that government regulation will "fix" the problem of a global temperature increase due to these factors. I just wanted to point out that the guy in the video is not really making a good argument: the global climate system is much more complicated than a glass of water with ice in it sitting on a room-temperature set.

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[–] Wuttier 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Although, very interesting, the first comment of the video also has some merrit, and summarizes my feeling on the subject.

The demonstration that Don Herbert "Mr. Wizard" did here has NOTHING to do with global warming. Most of the ice that will cause sea levels to rise (and already has to some extent) is not floating in the oceans already, it is well above sea level in glaciers. This young man's explanation of the positive phototropism of plants is essentially correct but also has NOTHING to do with global warming. His description of water transportation in plants is only partly correct. Watering the leaves is not necessary for evaporation to occur because the leaf structures known as "stomata" allow evaporation of the water already contained in the plant to assist in transporting water from roots to leaves. Again, this has NOTHING to do with global warming. 

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[–] Vortonet 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I always thought the global warming argument was about CO2 air ppm levels rising and, in turn, raising the CO2 ppm in the ocean which causes acidity of the ocean to rise and slowly kill off all the sea life and causing various problems (like the plant/animal life cycle being disrupted or rain becoming too acidic for farming or something). The water rising always seemed trivial because it would be slow and you would just move to higher ground.

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[–] venturer5 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's ocean acidification, a less-discussed offshoot of climate change. Probably because it's actually important.

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[–] What_was_that_2 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

This just shows that the frozen ice that resides on the oceans surface will not impact sea level rise ( which any third grade kid knows). Its the frozen waters found in sources like the tundra or in glaciers that are land base which will cause the sea levels to rise. That was what Mr. Wizard was teaching the kids not what this guy who made the youtube video it is trying to spin it into.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Friends and I never missed this show. Oops, age showing...

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[–] Ex-Redditor 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I must be older. i use to watch this guy when I was a lot younger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3BSkMj1wLc

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[–] Broc_Lia 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

And I'm glad I detected it so you'll see that there are times when I say things that are not right

Compare that to scientists of today. "The science is settled," "trust the consensus."

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[–] Mariner00 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This is the professor, Julius Sumner Miller from The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. Awesome show when i was a kid.

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[–] MrPim 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Shit yeah my nigga. Julius Sumner,

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[–] Holonomic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I just posted him a few minutes ago in this thread! Julius Sumner Miller! Loved this guy! Although I didn't appreciate him until I got older. I still pull up his videos and watch them. I love that he doesn't try to be the 'mad scientist', but is anyway! +1

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[–] GumbyTM [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Oops, age showing...

Pffftt.

Set the big dial, ca-chunk ca-chunk ca-chunk

Set the little dial d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d

Set the fine tune.......

Wiggle the rabbit ears......

Ah fuzzy, low res PBS at last!

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[–] Fambida 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Lol, that brings back memories. Mr. Wizard had a series on Nickelodeon later on for the cable kids.

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[–] Pawn 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

here he is confusing a young negro child with white man science:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuclSKSS_EY

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[–] voats4goats 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Notice how he didn't give them real money ;)

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[–] PeBeFri 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hey now, let's not forget about Beakman.

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[–] Whitworth 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Funny thing about Beakman and Bill Nye. Beakman was played by Paul Zaloom, who like Nye was not a scientist, but an actor playing one. He also is a big liberal, and recently came out as being gay despite being married for years. By all assumptions, he would likely be fully supportive of the Bill Nye pussy voice gay ice cream thing, and yet I still have more respect for him than Nye simply because he's not so much of a raging narcissist that he latched onto the Beakman character decades after the cancelation of the show and declared himself a science expert for it.

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[–] prairie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Nye is an actor who believes he's one of his characters.

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[–] GPBunny 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] artfullyours 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Geez where is this on...cable? I cannot believe this. Standard T.V is getting bad...I'm glad my kids are raised and don't care for T.V. that much. Look at all the kids that don't have any supervision though. This hearts my heart to think of the example kids have of what life is supposed to be.

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[–] GumbyTM [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Used to be on PBS, also pre-cable.

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