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History of Science

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:42 am
by Gord
Crash Course on youtube is going to be putting up videos on the history of science. Here's their preview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hjGgFgnYIA

Re: History of Science

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:37 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Do they have one where God grants wisdom to the researchers?

Re: History of Science

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:46 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Wifey has a PHD in "History of Science." ////// ftl: it will be fun to ask her "What is stuff?"===>she rolls her eyes at such questions...always a joy to find a treasure trove of them.

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:26 am
by Gord
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Do they have one where GoRd grants wisdom to the researchers?

I've been trying!

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:24 pm
by OlegTheBatty
Thanks, Gord. It's exhausting work. I can take a break now. :wipesfeveredbrow:

Re: History of Science

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:14 am
by Gord

Re: History of Science

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:28 am
by Tom Palven
The title of this thread reminded me of a great little book called A History of Pi.
https://www.amazon.com/History-Pi-Petr- ... tory+of+pi

I haven't read it in years and just ordered a used copy from Amazon.

I can almost guarantee that anyone here who hasn't read it will love it.

Re: History of Science

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:42 am
by Gord
I missed two episodes, either while I was away or while youtube was ignoring me and not telling me when new videos had been posted (or, alternately, telling me that someone had posted four, five, or even seven new videos when they had no new videos to see on their channels).

So here is episode #2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epCOGAa7tRQ

Re: History of Science

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:56 am
by Gord

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:05 am
by Gord

Re: History of Science

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:50 am
by Major Malfunction
If they don't start with, "Have you tried poking it with a stick?" I'm not interested.

Re: History of Science

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:07 am
by Gord
Dang, I almost missed #5 because of it's thumbnail (the title is in such a tiny font!):

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

Re: History of Science

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:27 pm
by Major Malfunction
Have you tried chucking a rock at it?

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:42 am
by Gord
I like to carve all my best ideas into rock.

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:53 am
by Major Malfunction
That's skipping ahead a few million years. Have you tried smashing it with a rock? Maybe banging two together to make a spark?

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:12 am
by Gord
I only make sparks by accident, like when I knock my friend off a moving car and his teeth hit the pavement at 30 mph.

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:38 am
by Major Malfunction
Woah... That brings back a childhood memory...

Me and some friends were out playing late. It was dusk. Almost dinner time. I was maybe 8. But we found this weird rock. It was white, and crystalline. There were a bunch of other bits of it lying about. I picked up a bit and hit it. Not only did an orange spark fly off, but the crystal glowed blue. I said, go get your dad's hammer.

And then we smashed it to bits. There were many sparks.

One time I fell off the roof of another friend's car, and almost saved my beer. I have the scar to prove it.

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:55 am
by Gord
You smashed a wintergreen lifesaver with a hammer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m1Jwd8OkDM

:|

Re: History of Science

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:31 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Go to the light!!!!

Re: History of Science

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 6:32 am
by Gord

Re: History of Science

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:08 pm
by Gord
#7 The Islamic World.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkVsus8Ehxs

Another elephant!

Also, astrolabes. 8-)

Re: History of Science

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:41 am
by Gord
#8 Medieval China.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Su3rBxea8

No elephants this time. Aw.

Re: History of Science

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:33 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Blatantly anti-elephant, then.

Re: History of Science

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:40 pm
by Gord
#9 Ancient & Medieval Medicine (AKA "Trumpcare")

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

Re: History of Science

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:38 am
by Gord
Alchemy!!

History of Science #10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxiLuz9kHi0

Re: History of Science

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 pm
by Cadmusteeth
Very interesting!