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09-02-2016, 12:15 PM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
I think there are some subtleties in skeptical shows that are good for critical thinking and yet don't assault the religious dogma directly. Like MythBusters and Penn & Tellers: Fool Us, Bullshit and Tell A Lie and a variety of other science/discovery type shows that debunk stuff.

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09-02-2016, 07:55 PM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
^Penn and Teller's Bullshit does attack religious dogma directly.

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11-02-2016, 08:15 PM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
Clearly what we need to do is get Captain Disillusion his own TV show. Yes

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11-02-2016, 08:44 PM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
I dont need more skeptic shows. I'd like to see non believers more positively represented.
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12-02-2016, 02:15 PM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
I've had an Idea for a Skeptic Ghost show.

Find a house/location that is supposedly haunted.

We would set up cameras threw out the property that would run for a month. (not just 4 hours and chosen locations) A complete grid cover. A hand held camera is never pointed in the right direction when a "ghost appears".

My team would consist of
An Electrician: that could test for exposed wiring, or have an accurate reading of electrical readings.

An Illusionist: That can explain how tricks of light can fool the eye. And search for con artists)

Or maybe a reformed Con man. Someone that once worked as a psychic that knows the tricks of the trade.

A Psychiatrist. (If the family is going threw real mental trauma, they may need psychological help and would need a therapists to help them threw it.)

A Personal that works in the entertainment industry. (a person that knows the ins and outs of audio and camera work) Not just 4 schmucks with a cam-corder walking into a dark room.

A Historian: I think this is self explanatory. But to find a accurate history of the location.

We'd even open the first half of the show to the believers let them go into the property to get findings. Or locations that have been ruled out as haunted. We would then come in a give our professional annalist.

Maybe we come up with more reasonable answers, maybe we we can't come up with anything, or maybe we confirm the assertions.

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12-02-2016, 04:13 PM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
(12-02-2016 02:15 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  I've had an Idea for a Skeptic Ghost show.

Find a house/location that is supposedly haunted.

We would set up cameras threw out the property that would run for a month. (not just 4 hours and chosen locations) A complete grid cover. A hand held camera is never pointed in the right direction when a "ghost appears".

My team would consist of
An Electrician: that could test for exposed wiring, or have an accurate reading of electrical readings.

An Illusionist: That can explain how tricks of light can fool the eye. And search for con artists)

Or maybe a reformed Con man. Someone that once worked as a psychic that knows the tricks of the trade.

A Psychiatrist. (If the family is going threw real mental trauma, they may need psychological help and would need a therapists to help them threw it.)

A Personal that works in the entertainment industry. (a person that knows the ins and outs of audio and camera work) Not just 4 schmucks with a cam-corder walking into a dark room.

A Historian: I think this is self explanatory. But to find a accurate history of the location.

We'd even open the first half of the show to the believers let them go into the property to get findings. Or locations that have been ruled out as haunted. We would then come in a give our professional annalist.

Maybe we come up with more reasonable answers, maybe we we can't come up with anything, or maybe we confirm the assertions.

I've been listening to the Paranormal Skeptics Academy podcast. He talks about a show on Destination America Network that did that, the Paranormal Home Inspectors.
One guy would go through the home and debunk everything that the owners claimed they were experiencing. Just simple things like air vents being blocked causing "cold spots" in rooms. Or people thinking toys in the middle of the floor were ghosts when they had cats in the house.Facepalm

The thing is, he would provide his reasonable explanations and then they would be dismissive of his explanations and take the rest of the show doing ghost hunting and getting spooked at every noise like a bunch of idiots.

Unfortunately the target audience of these shows doesn't want natural, mundane explanations for things, they want to believe in spooky supernatural stuff.

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13-02-2016, 09:41 AM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
I found the Paranormal Home Inspectors on youtube:





I think I'll catch a few of these, the first part has the inspector Brian coming in and providing rather obvious explanations, then the last part has all of the goofy stuff.

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13-02-2016, 10:34 AM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
I used to be intrigued by Psychics. But now they just piss me off.

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14-02-2016, 09:47 PM
RE: Not enough Skeptic TV shows.
Mythbusters is about to disappear too... To be replaced with Ice Road Shit Pickers.

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