Showing posts with label Potholer54. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Potholer54. Show all posts

December 10, 2009

Those Pesky Global Warming Emails Explained

Potholer54 does an excellent job informing the non willfully ignorant on the so called damning emails that the media and especially the Religious Right (in disguise) has jumped on as evidence that Global Warming is a scam:

Lots of fuss, over next to nothing. And all these people screaming scam, don't even understand what it is they are screaming about.

From another source: "You can't tell what they are talking about. Scientists say 'trick' not just to mean deception. They mean it as a clever way of doing something - a short cut can be a trick."

For those who really want to know about Climate Change, Potholer54 has a playlist of reasonably short videos which explains it all in non biased layman's terms.

June 10, 2009

What Does It Take For A Creationist To Accept Evolution?

The world is full of reality denying individuals. People who reject evolution. Who look for holes, even where there aren't any, in the theory of evolution.

What does it take to "convert" these creationists to accept evolution/reality?

Let me first state that there are two type of creationists. Creationists who accept science, but add God and supernatural acts into their reality, and then there are the pathetic creationists who deny realities that do not fit in with their religious world views. The latter of course, are the creationists I am writing about now.

To many creationists, evolution is a story made up by scientists, while the bible is a story inspired or written by God. These creationists choose the story that gives them salvation over the story that doesn't. I really think it is that simple for many.

I do think the young and brainwashed, those under 30, who have never really looked into evolution, but were taught that evolution is nonsense, are probably the easiest to educate. Of course, they need to have the actual desire to learn.

The toughest to educate are the 40 plus know-it-all creationists, who have decided not to try to really understand evolution, to the point that rational thought goes out the window. They rely on frauds like Kent Hovind and Answers In Genesis to do the thinking for them.

But I've often wondered that what if these types were individually put into a room with Dr. Ken Miller, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, or Christopher Hitchens and made to watch Potholer54's Made Easy Series, able to stop and debate any point made in the videos they want. How long, if ever, would it take for the average willfully ignorant Fundy to accept reality?

The Made Easy Series For Schools:

It takes the will to investigate to find the truth, and to find out that what was assumed through religious or cultural indoctrination (like a historical Moses or Jesus) may not be true at all.

I was 40 before I was actually curious enough to investigate the historical Jesus or Moses. And I was actually startled from what I found....or what I didn't find. I think there are many believers who are in the same boat when it comes to evolution.

February 11, 2009

Potholer54's Made Easy Series, The Perfect Download For Darwin Day

I can't say enough about Potholer54's videos. They are thoughtful, educational, witty and most importantly, factual.

Let me update everyone on his Youtube sites.

First off, his main site.

There is a series of 14 videos From The Big Bang To Us. Basically, he lets the layman in on what science knows about what happened from the birth of the universe to the birth of the earth, to how and why abiogenesis is the most probable way life began, to evolution, to dating the earth, etc.

He has also done a couple of videos on climate change, in case you think you might be in the dark on the issue. Watch the videos, and you won't be any longer.

Creationist Beware: Potholer Is Starting To Edit His Series So That Your 12 Year Old Children Will Be Able To Understand Evolution, But More Importantly, That You Are Nonsensical

Hopefully, his work will make it to the classrooms. Check them out.

If that isn't enough, he also has another channel called Potholer54debunks

Here is his newest video, which is part one of his debunking the Ark story:

I'm looking forward to part two. Should be more on the humorous side.

And finally, his Made Easy Series is now available on DVD. Here is how to get your grubby paws on it:

It makes a perfect gift to your Fundy relatives.