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    To all you scientists. Would you participate in or make your own tv documentary?


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    i probably would but im no scientist
    free chance 2 get on TV


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    what's a TV ? is that one of those keyboardless computers ?
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    More scientific programming would be great. I plan on making a couple short documentaries, but I doubt they will be found anywhere outside of youtube
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    Well, I don't know about me, but seeing more science shows on TV would be great. At the moment the only real science show accessible to kids and teens in Braniac, which, while fun and promoting science, isn't all that scientific in the methods. Mythbusters is also good, but it's not all about the science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusclayman
    More scientific programming would be great. I plan on making a couple short documentaries, but I doubt they will be found anywhere outside of youtube
    What will the subject of your documentaries be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incoming Dessert
    Well, I don't know about me, but seeing more science shows on TV would be great. At the moment the only real science show accessible to kids and teens in Braniac, which, while fun and promoting science, isn't all that scientific in the methods. Mythbusters is also good, but it's not all about the science.
    When Mythbusters first started, there was a very funny commercial about them investigating Bigfoot, but I never saw an episode where they did
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    I'd love to make my own show, but being me, it'd end up with me blwing stuff up; braniac-style.

    Assuming I can controll my pyromaniac urges, I think it would be a good idea to put some more real science on TV. I'd do it for free, actually, if it wasn't going to get in the way of other stuff I do.
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    WVBIG:

    I haven't put much thought into what I will be focusing on, but the series will pretty much be on urban ecology.

    Do you have any ideas?

    I plan on asking around what people are interested in, and then doing documentaries on the most popular things that I am also interested in.
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    I'd start with taking a proper look at health scares accross the past couple of decades. If people are going to be worried by the media, they have a right to know what they are being worked up about.
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    Ben Goldacre is doing a good job of that in "Bad Science", so maybe you want to start a collaboration ?
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    I'm reading hid book at the moment, actually, which is probably what made me think of this.
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    Well, I'm going to be focusing on smaller local peculiarities first. I need practice before taking on anything big.

    For example, I plan on doing a short documentary on pidgeons. Eventually I'd like to do a documentary/investigation into the sources of pollution in a local river.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusclayman
    WVBIG:

    I haven't put much thought into what I will be focusing on, but the series will pretty much be on urban ecology.

    Do you have any ideas?

    I plan on asking around what people are interested in, and then doing documentaries on the most popular things that I am also interested in.
    What about doing one on medicines vs. natural remedies? Recently I've become quite skeptical of medicines because when you see tv commercials or read the info you get from the pharmacy, you see a long list of possible side effects. Some of which are fatal.
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    Since the discussion about the barren circle in the Romanian forest that was recently featured on "Destination Truth" was deleted, I'll post this update here. I just contacted the main scientist at the lab that did the testing on the soil samples and found out they didn't test for the fungus that has been found in soil samples from alleged UFO landing spots & what used to be known as "Fairy circles" My guess is if they had done that test, they would've solved the mystery
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    I have similar ideas, but "natural medicine" carries too much baggage. I'd rather do nutritional therapy vs drugs, but focus on one specific problem at a time. I want to keep each documentary as short and to the point as possible, at least until they get a audience base: people have shorter attention spans every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVBIG
    Since the discussion about the barren circle in the Romanian forest that was recently featured on "Destination Truth" was deleted, I'll post this update here. I just contacted the main scientist at the lab that did the testing on the soil samples and found out they didn't test for the fungus that has been found in soil samples from alleged UFO landing spots & what used to be known as "Fairy circles" My guess is if they had done that test, they would've solved the mystery
    Fair guess. By the way, your thread is still in Earth Science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Quote Originally Posted by WVBIG
    Since the discussion about the barren circle in the Romanian forest that was recently featured on "Destination Truth" was deleted, I'll post this update here. I just contacted the main scientist at the lab that did the testing on the soil samples and found out they didn't test for the fungus that has been found in soil samples from alleged UFO landing spots & what used to be known as "Fairy circles" My guess is if they had done that test, they would've solved the mystery
    Fair guess. By the way, your thread is still in Earth Science.
    When I click on it under my watched topics, it says it's been deleted
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusclayman
    I have similar ideas, but "natural medicine" carries too much baggage. I'd rather do nutritional therapy vs drugs, but focus on one specific problem at a time. I want to keep each documentary as short and to the point as possible, at least until they get a audience base: people have shorter attention spans every day.
    I noticed the "Nellspeak" at the end of your post. I like that movie too
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
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