Brainiac: Science Abuse (Tv Sequence 2017-2017)
Last evening I noticed the Mythbusters display that Brainiac faked their spectacular explosions with rubidium and cesium metal. I have to say that I am more than a little dismayed. Like many individuals, I might been taken. I remember considering that the rubidium and cesium explosions appeared effectively out of proportion to the a lot much less violent lithium, sodium and potassium reactions. However hydrogen/air/heat mixtures are extremely unpredictable, and besides who can argue with empirical evidence
Mendacity just isn’t cool, even (especially) in the reason for science education. There’s no greater sin in science and engineering than faking a demo.
Now I absolutely understand that “Brainiac: Science Abuse” is more about leisure than science, and some forms of leisure comparable to magic rely solely on deception. There’s completely nothing wrong with that so long as you label it as such.
However just because the occasional magician crosses the line when he claims actual supernatural powers, so does an show like Brainiac when it claims to be doing actual science experiments.
Now if I ever do get to watch this show, I’ll be too busy regularly wondering batgirl logo shirt 15 if what I am seeing is batgirl logo shirt 15 actual or pretend to enjoy it. It will definitely damage whatever academic value it may need had.