Monday, March 15, 2010

More science on Youtube

A couple of days ago I posted about finding science on the internet and more specifically on Youtube.
But I forgot to post a channel which was a new addition to my list.

Plus, I intended to add a few skeptic channels as well but felt that the post was long enough as is, so this post will add the missing channels.

Cassiopeia Project
This is an absolute amazing channel featuring many videos in several scientific categories (Evolution, space, the standard model, quantum physic, biology etc.).
You really should give it a try and watch the videos (unless you already know everything in which case you won't learn anything new).

I've been watching the physics, standard model and complexities series the last few days and, at least to me, they present the information in an easy to comprehend fashion with lots of illustrations and examples.
So even if you aren't a physics wiz (I'm not) you can still pick up on a lot of great scientific knowledge.

You've probably seen his videos before at some point, especially his 'Why do people laugh at creationists?' series (find the entire playlist by clicking the name above or see the first video here) where he tears apart all the arguments used by creationists with science and logic.
You can even download the entire series and watch all the videos offline (I forgot where the link is, you can comment if you want a torrent).

There are plenty of other videos as well, but you should go check out the channel yourself.

Captain Disillusion
This is quite simply awesome debunking of video/images which feature paranormal explanations online. CD tears them apart and shows how all the the videos and images have normal scientific explanations and the supernatural is not required to explain them.

Another must-see.

The ATLAS Experiment
I was made aware of this channel on Twitter (thank you batarista).
ATLAS is one of the particle detectors at the LHC  looking for the formation of new and exotic particles in extremely fast head-on collisions of proton streams.
The channel features videos of the detector, its construction and operation.
'ATLAS is a particle physics experiment that will explore the fundamental nature of matter and the basic forces that shape our universe. Starting in 2009/2010, the ATLAS detector will search for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy.'

Go check it out to learn more about what is going on at the LHC.

The Thinking Ateist
As the title suggests this one is about religion. The channel is described with:
'A former Christian of 30 years, I ultimately found that religion, faith and scripture lacked any true answers, especially in the (bright) light of scientific discovery and the truth of Evolution by Natural Selection.

Having an insiders perspective of Christianity, I use my skills as a producer to stir the pot of debate and, hopefully, make it uncomfortable for anyone to be a mere spectator in the arena of ideas.

A lot of religious double standards, ambiguousness in religious texts and creationist nonsense is illustrated and debunked; such as 'Top Ten Creationist Arguments'.

I hope you enjoy these channels just as much as I do.