Adam and Jamie love working with duct tape. Image sourced from http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/photos/duct-tape-canyon.htm
MythBusters is an entertaining science television program that sets out to ‘confirm’ or ‘bust’ popular myths and beliefs such as those concerning the authenticity of the Apollo moon landing photos. The Myth Busters must design and conduct experiments in order to verify these myths. As part of this process, they must employ existing technology or use their resourcefulness to create their own technological contraptions.
Do you enjoy watching MythBusters? If so, what do you think is the most impressive thingamajig they've used or created?
Mythbusters was good for only two seasons before it ran out of worthwhile myths to investigate. Now it is well past its use-by date. For some time its greatest asset has been Adam Savage but even he can no longer overcome the ho-hum of all the bang-bangs and crashes.
I seriously love this show! Mythbusters could be renamed "Teach Idiots Science!" and the name would fit perfectly. Don't get wrong, I'm not saying the show is stupid, but it's a great way to teach the basics of science in a wonderful and playful way. The lessons stick with you, and the stunts they do are ridiculous.
According to Wikiperdia, the answer is no. Both presenters are special effects experts, neither have any education in a scientific field. Admittedly, that doesn't mean they don't know their stuff, but it is a little disappointing.
Your telling me!
It matters not if you 'try' to duplicate an exercise, you still need a lot more important components to make it even slightly the same.
Weather, conditions, even materials used.
No two are the same.
For me...it's bad science big time!
I think they generally get the gist, but I think the presenters need to state that there are variables outside of their control that could impact the results of experiments. Also, like anybody who has done a science course, they should say that results could be made more valid and/or reliable if the experiment was repeated. But then again, it isn't a serious, hard-core science show.