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Debunking Bad Science

Post by Doctor X » Fri May 31, 2019 4:15 am



Say what you will about Thunderf00t--he goes on and on, has "agenda," "get a hair cut you hippy!"--he does very good Bad Science Debunkage. ["Debunkage?"--Ed.]

Perfectly cromulent.

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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:43 pm

Follow-up video. The makers of the "vacuum dryer" responded, so he responded to their response.




I mean, you can tell at a glance that the dryer is not a vacuum chamber. You open up the door, throw your clothes in and turn it on just like any other dryer. Whereas a real vacuum chamber takes a long time just to pump out the air.
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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:05 am

He also did a video about sending people to Mars:

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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:59 am

Yeah, with regards to the "vacuum dryer" I sort have wondered how a plastic tub would generate an actual vacuum given what actual vacuum chambers look like.

Still, you want to spend ~$300 for something that can only potentially dry your one shirt supposedly faster than a real one? The other hilarious thing is when have you just spilled water on a shirt, pants, パンス, et cetera? You usually have to clean the beer, mixed drink, vomit, blood, bits of brain before attempting to dry such stuff. Great example of an "even if it worked" dumb idea.

However, it seems it is basically a glorified hair dryer. Where they get away with claiming it creates a vacuum is probably because no one has sued them yet.

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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 am




Disclaimer: he does spend a lot of time building up to the actual science debunking part.

It's typical Thunderfoot after all.
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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:19 pm

I cannot tolerate his hyper-breathlessness for more than three minutes at a time. But I agree Waterseer is a sham.

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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:32 pm

Yeah, Thunderf00t needs an editor to reduce his videos to about half to a third of their length.

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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:34 pm

Short story if anyone's interested is that the company is now selling a repackaged dehumidifier that you can get at Walmart for $200 as their miracle product. They put it in a tube and raised the price to $1,000. The water it produces is not water that you just drink as is, without filtering it.

It's actually a pretty good video to the end, in my opinion, because he looks at the people behind the scam too.
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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:36 pm

And the producers get really butt-hurt when you call them on it.

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Re: Debunking Bad Science

Post by Doctor X » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:21 am



I suppose he deserves it, and at less than 20 minutes, that is an achievement for him:



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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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