Do You Trust Science With Your Face?

Submitted by: salamfuture 8 years ago Science
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Are you sure gravity and the conservation of energy keep a massive wrecking ball from plowing into your face?
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Male 71
Im gonna go try this
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Female 1,199
O_O
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Male 86
what an idiot, he pushed it when he tested it on the mannequin, nice fake schomzos
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Male 2,600
*sigh* I honestly think Dawkins was the first to pull this act. I`ve since seen it done twice. Enough, people.
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Male 1,275
Woah
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Male 1,275
That takes balls
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Male 1,275
That is F*cked
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Male 287
Completely obvious that it will work.


Way to prove how stupid you are if you doubt it.

Pretty lame. Everyone should know this stuff already.

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Female 42
saw the title and staight away thought so Brainiac =] i was right . awesome show
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Male 12,138
Thank you Catbarf. Irony is lost on some people.
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Male 2,172
Pointless... and the guy risking his face went to oxford.

I learned that kind of stuff in high school.

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Female 48
Just as long he doesn`t pull a fast one on you and give it a bit of a push.
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Male 4,004
Actually, this concept was first discovered by Bill Nye the Science Guy...
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Female 339
Woulda been funnier if it was him and not the mannequin that got hit...
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Male 164
dude top gear is way better but hammond rocks
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Male 833
"Remember that it`s called the "THEORY" of Gravity for a reason. It`s only a Theory. They`re lucky he didn`t get his face smashed in." --davymid

davymid....i feel kinda sorry for your intelligence, you might want to avoid talking for a bit

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Male 833
in my 8th grade science calss our teacher had one of those set up in his calss witha bowling ball, gave xtra credit to people who wouldnt flinch
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Male 1,455
Tjames, you`re just making yourself look like an idiot. Davymid was making a subtle jab on the `It`s only a theory!` anti-evolution bible-thumping crowd.
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Male 522
I trust science, just not the jackasses trying to swing rocks at my face..
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Male 666
Oh yeah, to all those people who wouldn`t put their face their, especially the girls:

What if you wear make up? You know they test the make up, using science, on many animals and substances before releasing it into the public, to make sure your face doesn`t melt off when you wear it. If you wear make up, you trust science with your face (or you trust the people making the make up).

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Male 294
[quote]Remember that it`s called the "THEORY" of Gravity for a reason. It`s only a Theory. They`re lucky he didn`t get his face smashed in.[/quote]

Good god you`re stupid.

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Male 666
If I were the rock holder, I just might accidentally push the rock with a little force...you know...accidentally.

The trust is not in the science, it`s in the guy holding the rock.

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Male 472
would be funny if there was a sudden blow of wind in the direction to his face.
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Male 12,365
Brainiac is *not* a science program. It`s a comedy program. It just uses science as a framework. Watch an episode thinking it`s science and you`ll wince at the massive errors in their experimemnts and the unsubstantiated conclusions they draw.

Brainiac answers questions such as "What happens if you microwave a ballon full of petrol with a metal spoon stuck to it?" They blow a microwave up every week. Usually a caravan as well. There`s some science in there, but it`s a comedy program. e.g. a laxy man`s guide to making scrambled eggs..."Whisking is too much like hard work for a lazy man, so let`s save ourselves the bother by using some high explosive."

The intros make me laugh, e.g. "This is Brainiac, the show that rings the doorbell of science and runs away."

I`m surprised there`s only been one person whose ignorance of science is strong enough for them to use the "It`s only a theory" line.

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Male 7,933
yeah,no. way to many variables to measure
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Male 82
"I always thought that it didn`t hit him in the face due to the fact that the wire and rock were using up energy. It used the kinetic energy and as it rose up again, it had less potential energy left.
So much for me."

That`s the theory they were explaining. Energy conserves itself unless there is something acting on it. In this case it`s friction.
Sorry for looking like an arse but I can`t help it :D

And they`re lucky there wasn`t any wind... Otherwise it would`ve been bye bye face :D

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Male 608
and in other news, man loses face to chunk of concrete for tv show.
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Female 48
NO! IT`S PHYSICS ALL OVER AGAIN D;<
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Female 192
Well, no kidding the dummy`s head got smashed, that guy PUSHED the rock off instead of just letting go. That makes a HUGE difference.
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Male 2,159
Good old Brainiac.

Seriously though, if it`s on Sky Three, it`s a repeat of a repeat, thus rather elderly.

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Female 2,027
i love brainic :D
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Male 117
they tested it with the dummy.. not cool..
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Male 68
hey! where`s the "massive wrecking ball"? That was just a lump of concrete at the end.
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Male 124
Perfectly sound science, in a perfect system the rock would have gained equal kinetic energy to the potential energy it was losing, since they left the rock go from the edge of his face even in a perfect (read frictionless vacuum) the rock would have only come back as far as where it was left from.

Since perfect systems are models for the maths to work and no perfect systems exist he was perfectly safe

as for whatever bizarre religious arguments are going on in this thread, grow up, i`m a straight out and out aetheist, but people can beleive wha they want, the scientists still get stuff done even with so much of the world running on faith born of fear, its not like religious types kill scientists.....anymore. leave them be.

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Male 35
I agree with dragonshadoz.
- Trust science or no, there is no force on this earth that could keep me from tearing free from those straps as the rock swung toward my face. Survival instinct 1 - Science 0
- Interesting point, notice how they quickly ditch the calculations, measurements and equations in favour of a easily repeatable test-run with a dummy? Of course he`s going to be safe if the dummy survives! DUH! As Neils Bohr says, No thinking here - just dimwits being logical. CRAP-TACULAR!
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Female 32
forget watching it on TV or the internet, my physics teacher demonstrated the same thing with a bowling ball in class a couple years ago, and I was there...
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Female 584
Hammond! :D
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Male 167
By the size of the crane, i tought they would be using a car instead of that stupid little rock.

THAT would be cool. : )

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Female 128
Yey, Hammster!
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Male 10,440
SpacemnSpiff > well in that case I take it back, but you should have said that to Okasen, her rxn was much more intense.
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Male 34
i gasped when it nearly hit him at the end lol
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Female 2,258
Apparently, I don`t trust science nearly as much as Ed does. You could show me how the boulder wouldn`t hit me in the face over and over again, but I`d still kick anyone who tried to strap me down to that contraption in the balls/vagina.
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Male 101
Settle down LazyMe484 I was just giving you sh*t. I couldn`t care less about what other people believe. Winter has been rough on you hasn`t? I sense some rage in you. (I`m just giving you crap there too)
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Male 3,296
did anybody noticed that they deleted some posts last nigh
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Male 10,440
SpacemnSpiff > you idiot, did I say you had to be an atheist to believe in physics? You aren`t in that age group... I refuse to believe that anyone older than 18 could be as impulsive, biased and backward as you.

I don`t want to be starting a whole thing here, but if god created the laws of physics, why aren`t they mentioned in the bible?

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Male 658
I trust the scientific principles they are talking about, but they didn`t take all of the factors into account. I work with cranes every day, doing multiple ton picks, and I would never participate in the experiment they did. They didn`t take into account a few factors. The major factor they didn`t take into account is the wind. A gust of wind could have increased the momentum of the rock enough to hit him in the face. Wind could cause the boom of the crane to bounce increasing the momentum of the rock enough to hit him. The same way a child on a swing can pump their legs to go higher with each swing. They are assuming that there is no wind and that the pivot point is a fixed point. In the real world that is just not true. I`ve seen people get their legs crushed because a gust of wind made the boom of the crane bounce and cause the load to jump unexpectedly. Anyone who actually works with a crane could tell you that these guys are morons.
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Male 3,301
Cant we have an IAB link that DOESN`T degrade into a hate-fest?
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Male 174
Pretty basic stuff, and with a pretty obvious outcome, but I still imagine "Ed" was about to wet his pants after watching their mistake with the dummy.
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Male 1,406
I did a miniature version of that with a bowling ball in physics class, fun stuff
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Female 1,004
I thought this would be something about some sort of plastic surgery at first. I was all "hell no, i don`t trust science with my face!"
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Male 12
Even though I believe in the science behind this experiment, there is NO WAY I would test that belief using my face.
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Female 523
science works!

SUCK IT DUMB ARSE RELIGIONS WHO DON`T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE BECAUSE SOME GAY BOOK WRITTEN BY UNEDUCATED PEOPLE IN A TIME WHERE THEY MADE STUFF UP BECAUSE THEY JUST WANTED ANSWERS TO THINGS THEY DIDN`T UNDERSTAND BECAUSE ANSWERS WERE POWER AND PROVIDED SECURITY!

A.K.A SUCK IT CHRISTIANITY!

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Male 101
I believe in God and God created the laws of physics. So yes I trust science. So haha LazyMe484 you stupid canuck, it works both ways. :)
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Male 10,440
^why lower? its going to slow down anyway.

And of course I trust science, I am an atheist after all.

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Male 142
been there done that (with a bowling ball) and i don`t think there are too many "calculations" to determine where to drop from. Same hieght as his head on the other side, possibly an inch or two lower
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Male 50
Professor Walter Lewin did this in 1999 during a lecture. Click here for his demonstration (skip ahead to 45:37). He never used a dummy.
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Male 343
now what if used a much longer string, and a MUCH more heavier object?hm.... )-|
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Female 73
Mmmm... Hammond :P
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Male 564
I always thought that it didn`t hit him in the face due to the fact that the wire and rock were using up energy. It used the kinetic energy and as it rose up again, it had less potential energy left.
So much for me.
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Female 775
wow...smart people...
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Female 289
I love Hammond! <3
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Male 12,138
Remember that it`s called the "THEORY" of Gravity for a reason. It`s only a Theory. They`re lucky he didn`t get his face smashed in.
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Female 202
Haha, that was funny. Then again, I also cheered my prof. on in college when he dropped a bunch of fruit from the fire escape. I always love being smothered in watermelon gunk.
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Male 68
i didnt like ed. hammond should have pushed it
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Female 117
^^ You`re right it is a bunch of drabble but some stuff is funny, Richard Hammond makes me laugh with his poo.

Like how to protect yourself from a gang with crossbows using office furniture...

Now THATS science.

Lolz all round.

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Male 1,361
You are fogeting that the show is brainiac, they do pub science for gods sake, they`re educating the dimwitted public
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Male 1,003
dont know how old this is. but i saw a teacher do that on tv. that was more impressive.
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Female 4,028
No thanks.
I don`t care how much I trust science, I am not having a rock swing at my face.
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Male 1,455
Brainiac isn`t science - that`s science
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Male 648
would have been a cool thing to watch in an 8th grade science class....in your free time, its pretty dull.
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Female 1,572
P.S. you all should have known the answer they`re not going to risk a lawsuit...
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Male 679
Isn`t this kind of... obvious?
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Male 15
Woot I am close to being third for the first time ever :P ...

Back on topic: Kind of a lame experiment if you think about it. Science states that what happened in the beginning ALWAYS will happen. The last test was just rubbish, and didn`t prove or disprove ANYTHING....

At least that`s what I think!

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Female 1,572
BRAINIACCCCCCCC!!!
:3
I <333 this show
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Male 109
2nd!!!
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Male 474
O_O

Lolwut?

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Male 5
Link: Do You Trust Science With Your Face? [Rate Link] - Are you sure gravity and the conservation of energy keep a massive wrecking ball from plowing into your face?
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