The Ark Encounter is a Christian themed amusement park, built in part to teach Ken Ham's version of Creationism. The park features a giant model of Noah's Ark, built to the measurements found in the Bible's Old Testament. The project was spearheaded by Evangelical preacher, Ken Ham. He is a Young Earth Creationist famous for his debate with Bill Nye. He directs a ministry called Answers in Genesis, and he directs the Creation Museum. In this video (the first of several) I share what I witnessed at the Ark Encounter, I introduce viewers what what I call "Hammonism" (Ken Ham's special version of Christianity), and I talk about some of the scientific claims made by Ken Ham at the Ark Encounter. #Hammonism Music is Southern Vinyl Swing from audio Jungle: https://audiojungle.net/item/southern-vinyl-swing/9250540
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In this, the 4th episode of Science vs the Ark Encounter, here we take a look at Ken Ham's Mars exhibit. In it, he goes over the evidence that Mars once had an ocean and he claims scientists teach that it once went suffered a flood of Biblical proportions. If Mars did once have an ocean, what happened to all that water? LEARN MORE: Video from Cody's Lab about water in a vacuum: https://youtu.be/y4BGV7-1lhs Paper about ocean on Mars: https://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo891 Paper about water under the surface of Mars: https://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo2412 How atmospheres are gained and lost: https://www.psi.edu/epo/faq/atmosphere.html All Mars images came from NASA's amazing website here: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html
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Creationists claim to have dated a Triceratops bone with carbon dating methods to just 30,000 years old! Scientists have long claimed the dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago. Have these Creationists revealed a massive scientific conspiracy? Or did they simply screw up on their experiment? Find out by watching here! SOURCES: Creationists date dinosaur bones with carbon14 dating methods: http://www.sciencevsevolution.org/Holzschuh.htm Fungi and plants form symbiotic relationship in roots: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycorrhiza Fungi Produce Collagen: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC452173/ Book about Creationism that I recommend reading: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Word-Human-Reason-Perspective/dp/1629013722 Animation: Did Dinosaurs Ever Live Alongside Humans? https://youtu.be/iFpc35walI8
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The planet is teaming with life but of all the complex creatures on this planet, which one is the simplest? To follow this video, you probably need to know what RNA is, what base pairing is, and what nucleotides are. For help with those terms, watch these two animations: What Is DNA and How Does It Work? https://youtu.be/zwibgNGe4aY What Is The RNA World Hypothesis? https://youtu.be/K1xnYFCZ9Yg
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Ouch! Charlie bit me! Check out Nancy's tour thing here: https://www.facebook.com/SciBugs/ I recently went on a trip to Ecuador to meet me some bugs. I met them. It was fun... for the most part! See what happens when I encounter 2 dobsonflies, one male, one female, and decide to let them bite me for SCIENCE! Sort of. I don't even chicken out really. Well, maybe a little. Check out the fantastic artwork of Chris Adams here: https://corvidopolis.com/ Check out the film and design of Isaiah Mangum here: http://isaiahmangum.com
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Poison oak, a close relative to poison ivy, is a plant that causes horrible rashes when contacting the skin of most people but between 10 and 15% of people are "immune" to the stuff. Here you will learn the difference between a toxin and allergen. An oil called Urushiol which is found in poison oak and poison ivy is an allergen. ---------------------- LEARN MORE ---------------------- POISON OAK IDENTIFICATION Learn to identify poison oak in all of its many seasonal and morphological variations: https://www.poison-ivy.org/pacific-poison-oak EVOLUTION OF TOXIN RESISTANCE Popular article on snakes and newts: https://news.stanford.edu/news/2008/march12/newts-031208.html Scientific paper on snakes and newts: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2409442?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents HOW POISON OAK REACTION WORKS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol-induced_contact_dermatitis DEVELOPED IMMUNITY TO TOXINS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithridatism
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Fish gave rise to amphibians, amphibians gave rise to amniotes, early amniotes gave rise to land mammals, one small group of land mammals then said, "This is lame, let's undo the past several million years of adaptive evolution and just go back to sea!" What might have caused this? Why would such a thing happen?
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At the Ark Encounter, Ken Ham has a display about Archaeopteryx that I found a bit misleading. Here I go over why Archaeopteryx was such a big deal to science, in the next video, I'll go over Ken's claims to see how they compare to the actual data. Here I go over how high quality fossils form in places like the La Brea Tar Pits, Ashfall Nebraska, and the Solnhofen Limestone beds - special fossil beds known as Lagerstätten. If you want to learn more about Archaeopteryx and the evolution of birds, I highly recommend the book: Dinosaurs, by Darren Naish: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1588345823/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1588345823&linkCode=as2&tag=statedclear06-20&linkId=09336e3d16180bb39d05db6a6d4ac1fd
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What does dog urine have in common with your wedding ring? More than you'd think! Signalling theory tells us that dogs have a lot going on during their morning walks. Further Reading: Here's a book about dogs marking their territory, it's where I learned about the research on golden jackals in the 1970s: https://www.elsevier.com/books/mammalian-olfaction-reproductive-processes-and-behavior/doty/978-0-12-221250-5 Learn how signalling systems evolve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signalling_theory
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In Ken Ham's Mars exhibit at The Ark Encounter, we "learn" that scientists reject the biblical worldwide flood because they are joined together in a giant multi-cultural conspiracy theory against the Bible. Could it be that this is so? Find out here as we explore the history of Geology, the diversity of the modern scientific community, and learn about the researchers, such as Reverend Adam Sedgwick, that first came to realize there is no evidence of a global flood in geological record. See Adam Sedgwick's talk from 1831 ( Starts at page 313): https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/15563#page/338/mode/1up See his talk the year earlier: https://books.google.com/books?id=l3kqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA310#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Yep, it was a crow, yo. This week's is extra odd, and it's not just a skull, it's an entire "monster" or maybe "alien" carcass from Panama. Can you guess what it is by not looking it up directly? You can look up skulls and animals, but don't look up "alien hoax" or anything similar to that. Good luck! Also, baby birds are cool. Also, I switched up the publish time a bit to through you all off (evil laugh).
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Morgan is a Sparred owl at Chintimini Wildlife Center. I filmed her reaction to the 2017 solar eclipse in Corvallis Oregon.
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Here you can get the "Stay Curious" t-shirt! https://teespring.com/stay-curious-with-us While we often think we need to go to a museum to find evidence for evolution, it's actually all around us, all of the time! In this series I'll show you some things that have caught my eye in my yard, in the forest near my house, at the pet store, and even at the garden shop. In this video, we'll look at the evolution of succulents: plants with tissue adapted to store extra water. FURTHER READING: The leaf window in string of pearls is not used to enhance photosynthesis: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1007031106812 "Leaf Window" in string of pearls might just be a belly-button: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2442625?read-now=1&loggedin=true&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
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A while back, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel aired a fake documentary called "Mermaids: The Body Found". It had disclaimers at the start saying it was fake but lots of people missed that! Here, Paige and I answer the question of mermaids, and then we talk about the aquatic ape hypothesis while looking at lovely footage of California Sea Lions that I filmed on vacation in Newport Oregon a while back. Enjoy! Science stuff to read about: Humans likely lost body hair in response to parasites: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/latest-theory-human-body-hair/ Humans seem to have evolved for running: http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2012/06/long_distance_running_and_evolution_why_humans_can_outrun_horses_but_can_t_jump_higher_than_cats_.html Pruney fingers appear to be an evolved trait. It's actually controlled by nerves. If you suffer nerve damage in the fingers, they wont prune. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2464382/
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Since dinosaur soft tissue has been discovered, is it possible to clone a dinosaur like in the movie Jurassic Park? This is a question I've been getting a lot since making the Stated Clearly animation about Dr. Mary Schweitzer. She found protein and what looks like maybe even DNA fragments in a T. rex leg bone. Other scientists have found similar tissues in a wide variety of fossils. Could Jurassic Park become a reality? Find out here. Also... what about cloning genetically engineering Mammoths or Chicken-o-sauruses? FURTHER READING Dolly the sheep: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_(sheep) Can we clone a Mammoth? https://medium.com/@johnhawks/how-mammoth-cloning-became-fake-news-1e3a80e54d42 About trying to sequence ancient DNA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4472031/ The turkey-dino mix-up: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2000/04/dinos-and-turkeys-close-relatives DNA fragments found preserved in Dino fossil: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1775/20132741 Chicken Dinosaur? https://www.ted.com/talks/jack_horner_building_a_dinosaur_from_a_chicken
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Here I go over data explaining what we can expect to happen to various animal populations as temperatures continue changing around the world. Will they adapt? Is evolution a fast enough process to keep things interesting? What populations are at the most risk? SCIENTIFIC PAPERS: Overview of migrations likely due to climate change: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51581620_Rapid_Range_Shifts_of_Species_Associated_with_High_Levels_of_Climate_Warming Series of papers on observed instances of phenotypic plasticity and bonafide genetic evolution linked to climate change: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/17524571/7/1 Butterfly pushed out of habitat due to a variety of factors including climate change: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256669115_Changing_distribution_patterns_of_an_endangered_butterfly_Linking_local_extinction_patterns_and_variable_habitat_relationships https://complete.bioone.org/journals/The-Journal-of-the-Lepidopterists-Society/volume-64/issue-1/lepi.v64i1.a6/A-New-Larval-Food-Plant-iCollinsia-concolor-i-for-the/10.18473/lepi.v64i1.a6.short Butterfly changing host plant after history of single species diet: https://complete.bioone.org/journals/The-Journal-of-the-Lepidopterists-Society/volume-64/issue-1/lepi.v64i1.a6/A-New-Larval-Food-Plant-iCollinsia-concolor-i-for-the/10.18473/lepi.v64i1.a6.short National Geographic story on first mammal extinction overwhelmingly linked to climate change: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/first-mammal-extinct-climate-change-bramble-cay-melomys/
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Here you can visit Bone Clones to get your own skulls: https://boneclones.com/?utm_source=statedclearly&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=afil&utm_content=hp Many authors and websites are claiming that because the elongated skulls of Peru are missing the sagittal suture, they must not be humans. Maybe they're aliens or angels or angel-human hybrids (also called Nephilim)! Here, Jackson and I look into this claim, and we look into a second claim, that elongated skulls have extra holes not found in normal humans. The results will shock you! Or maybe not. ------------------------------------ SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ------------------------------------ Paper about Sagittal Suture Obliteration: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/35f0/8903a15e38fc96e75df2f10c7b45c72c3a68.pdf?_ga=2.12402164.178234556.1525156022-656955974.1525156022 Paper about Parietal Foreman: https://scielo.conicyt.cl/pdf/ijmorphol/v27n2/art40.pdf ------------------------------- Further Learning ------------------------------- Video about sutures and skull development: https://youtu.be/9c2IpttbClE Website about the forensic science of skulls and age estimation: https://eforensics.info/learning_module/age-estimation/ ------------------------------------------------------------------ Bogus claims made by Gaia and friends ------------------------------------------------------------------ Gaia article: https://www.gaia.com/article/what-are-paracas-skulls Brien Foerster displaying his ignorance of suture obliteration, parietal foramen, and the way bone heals after tooth removal. https://youtu.be/z_7-OTxBLjU
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Would I turn into a cat if I swapped DNA with a cat? Watch to find out if catwoman or catman could be real! To learn more about genes, see this video here: https://youtu.be/zwibgNGe4aY
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Note to those talking in the comments: Please keep conversations here civil. If someone is rude to you, ya know, turn the other cheek and stuff ;) Thanks! Creationists? Intelligent Design advocates? What is this wild world of well funded pseudoscience? Here I go over three types of creationism and discuss, discuss how they relate to evolution, and talk about the types of people that adhere to various creation beliefs.
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I've recently been working with researchers at UCI on a series of chemistry videos for Stated Clearly. In doing so, I've been exposed to their research in nano-tech and just had to make this video showing off their most recent innovation! On June 29th, a paper was published in Science Advances describing what could be considered the worlds smallest machine. It could revolutionize the way we build computers and robots in the future, helping us to create circuits on the scale of molecules. Here you'll see how the new machine works. They call it TERS-mfm. Joonhee Lee and Ara Apkarian were the lead researchers on the project. Paper: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/6/eaat5472 How did they get the laser to work on a single molecule?: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b02664 Bond Breaker Game: http://www.castl.uci.edu/games/bondbreaker
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By my count, YouTuber "A W" was the first to identify last week's skull as a red-tailed hawk! Good work, but what about this week's MONSTER? The beast of a skull we look at this week is a mammal though it's teeth are not super mammal-like. What could it be? Critters this and their close relatives, many of which are just as big and scary, are more common than you might think. They can be found stocking prey on many diverse continents around the globe.
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On Gaia's website, we read that the Paracas elongated skulls can't be normal humans because their skulls aren't just long, they're 25% larger than normal human skulls. If you want to learn more about their alien conspiracies, you have to pay them $10/month. Jackson and I suspect they're stretching the truth to make a buck. Here is teh website where Gaia makes its claim. Screenshots of it in this video were taking April 14, 2018 (in case they modify the page): https://www.gaia.com/article/what-are-paracas-skulls To see if making things up about skull volume is a viable trick for scam-artists to use, here we test your ability to judge volume by eye. Can you guess which cup is missing 40ml? Can you guess which cup has an extra 40ml? The answer will be revealed next week!
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Evidence for Evolution is all around us! It's in your backyard, in the pond behind your neighborhood, even at the beach! Here we will look at the evolution of Sand hoppers, also called sand fleas or sand shrimp. We also look at their aquatic amphipod cousins, and their counterparts: Lawn Shrimp. LEARN MORE: Paper on fleas: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/5/836 Article about lawn shrimp: https://bugguide.net/node/view/48652
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Hi, Jon Perry here, continuing to look at Archaeopteryx and the Ark Encounter. Today we will be comparing the actual data to the claims made about Archaeopteryx by Ken Ham. To learn more, check out the other videos here on the Stated Casually channel. We have one on the evolution of flight. If you want to learn the basics of evolution, including "What is Natural Selection?", "What is DNA and How Does it Work?" and "What is the Evidence for Evolution?" check out my other channel: Stated Clearly. Here is a link to the Biologos website that I speak of in the video: https://biologos.org/
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In this video I travel to the home of Charles Darwin in England to discuss what it means to be an authority in science! Also, I talk about tetzoocon. Make sure to check out the channel of Inés Dawson called "Draw Curiosity" https://youtu.be/BWlVul8iHhA Oh, and here's more about tetzoocon! You should totally go to it next year. It was great! http://tetzoo.com/convention
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Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love birds! I recently had the privilege to speak about my favorite topic - the evolution of birds - at the 2016 Willamette Valley Bird Symposium. it was held at OSU in Corvallis Oregon. To book me for a speaking event, contact me from my site: http://statedclearly.com I am fully aware that the footage of this talk isn't the cleanest. If you'd like to see higher quality video from me in the future, feel free to donate a better camera and/or a lapel mic! :) By the way, the drawing of Darwin riding on the back of Archaeopteryx was a joint effort between me and Rosemary Mosco. She did Archi, I drew Darwin. Check her stuff out at http://birdandmoon.com/
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Aliens! Here you can visit Bone Clones to get your own skulls: https://boneclones.com/?utm_source=statedclearly&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=afil&utm_content=hp In 1927, explorers in Paracas Peru discovered something spectacular: hundreds of human-like skeletons with incredible, elongated skulls. Researchers claim these are humans that underwent cranial binding as infants, a technique for modifying the shape of the skull which was once common in South America, Africa, and even Europe. Gaia.com along with a tour guide named Brien Foerster, have their doubts. Could it be that the scientists have lied to us all, and that only Brien and Gaia are brave enough to give us the truth? How can we know for ourselves if these skeletons do or do not belong to extraterrestrials? Now there is a solution! A company in Los Angeles, Bone Clones, recently got hold of the largest known Peruvian skulls. They used them to make casts, and now sell near perfect replicas for the public to witness and study for themselves. Join my nephew and I in this 5 part video series. This is episode 1 of Science vs the Aliens of Peru! References: Brien's book: https://www.amazon.com/Enigma-Cranial-Deformation-Elongated-Ancients/dp/1935487760 The article where he lays out the three abnormalities: http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas-opinion-guest-authors/elongated-human-skulls-peru-possible-evidence-lost The article where Gaia takes Briens work (already poorly done) and makes it even worse: https://www.gaia.com/article/what-are-paracas-skulls Bone Clones: https://boneclones.com/?utm_source=statedclearly&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=afil&utm_content=hp
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Birdwatching-Azerbaijan was the first I saw to get the Bald Eagle's full scientific name. Normally common name is enough for me but since everyone and their Mom guessed this one, I say Birdwatching-Azerbaijan is the winner. Now for this weeks new skull: What's it? Who's it? How's it? Is it a Bigfoot brain-case? Is it a Yeti pelvis? Who knows? Do you know? I bet Peter Carioscia can't figure it out without cheating. If he does, congrats to him but I'll stump him next time!
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Holy moly! Is it Wednesday again? Here's a new skull for you to examine with your eyeballs. What is it? DON'T GOOGLE IT, THAT'S AGAINST THE RULES! It doesn't actually matter, though, because the universe it too big for something so small to matter... unless you think it matters, in which case it matters to you, which is really the main thing that matters, but you already knew that. Also, good work to all you cool cats that correctly identified last week's skull. You are super, duper, nifty, cool! Do I use too many commas? I can never tell. Thank the seven that I'm a YouTuber and not a writer. Spoiler alert and stuff: Last week's skull was a coyote! By the way, did you know that I always write these video descriptions for "What's it? Wednesday!" super late at night? That's why I seem drunk even though I'm not. Or am I? Let me know what you think in the comment section for bonus points. Bonus points which don't count for anything because I never keep track anyways. In fact, winning this entire game gets you nothing, except for knowledge about skulls and some quality time with my prerecorded ramblings. Actually, those are pretty dang rad rewards if you ask me. So play on, subscribe, and share with your friends! "What's it? Wednesday!" is flippin AWESOME! FYI, I learned the word "flippin" when I lived in Utah for 9 months. That's what they say there... a lot. The end Jon Perry, 03-14/2018 Wow! I used a dash and then a slash in my date thingy. What was I thinking?!
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In this video we meet a baby snake I discovered in the road near the house I was staying at. We take him into the backyard and learn about evolution by carefully watching his odd behavior. The little guy is a gopher snake, known to mimic rattlesnakes. While we do have rattlesnakes in Oregon, we don't usually get any in this part of the valley. His mimic behavior tricks birds (which would regularly come across western rattlers in their migrations) into thinking he's more dangerous than he is. The result, he get's to survive and reproduce!
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Oh boy, look at that wicked sagittal crest, those monster zygomatic arches, those vicious differentiated molars! This week's skull is a tricky one, maybe even trickier than last time because this fantastic beast is extinct! What could it be? Is it a giant man-eating horse? The beast of Gévaudan? Don't google it! Use nothing but your eyes and brains. You can do it! Also, Follow me on Twitter: @statedclearly
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Here you can visit Bone Clones to get your own skulls: https://boneclones.com/?utm_source=statedclearly&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=afil&utm_content=hp Last week we tested your skills at judging volume by eye. How do you think you did? The results are back, and I must say... um... you'll have to see for yourself.
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Use this link to visit bone clones: https://boneclones.com/?utm_source=statedclearly&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=afil&utm_content=hp Here in my first ever unboxing video, I open a box of skull replicas by Bone Clones, an L.A. company creating skeleton and skull replicas for education as well as Hollywood films. Their products are a wonderful alternative to buying skulls from animals in the fur trade or that may have been hunted by poachers. The replicas are made from real bones borrowed from museums. The skulls and skeletons are used to make a perfect mold, that can be used again and again by bone clones to create near perfect replicas of the original. There are other companies that do this, but bone clones is by far the best. See a video of how it's made here: https://youtu.be/exG1RwaxufE
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To order a skull, go here: https://boneclones.com/?utm_source=statedclearly&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=afil&utm_content=hp The people of Paracas (near Nasca Peru) once had strangly long heads. Some say they're aliens, some say human-angle hybrids. I tend to lean toward the more normalish claim: they're just normal people that practiced skull binding to elongate their heads, as people have done in many cultures. Here, the kids and I unbox a bone clones replica of an elongated and a normal skull. We will be doing experiments on them in the weeks to come to see what they really are.
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Wow, what is this fantastic beast? I bet it's a banshee-snake-tiger hybrid made in the GMO laboratory of a secret government conspiracy theory Monsanto pyramid with a glowing eyeball floating on it.... did I mention, the aliens (most likely the gray species) have been working along with the Illuminati and the Reptilians to hide this skull from you? Why won't they let us have the truth, man?! Luckily I stole it from them anyway and made this video! Thank the Freemasons I'm still alive! Praise the seven. Also... biology is cool! It's Wednesday! Also, you know this video description is a joke/attempt to mess with YouTube's search engine, right? Okay, good. Then end. P.S. Can you tell it's really late right now when I'm writing this? Let me know in the comments. I'm curious if humans ever read these descriptions anyway.
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Here is the website where you can sign up to join us on the tour! https://miorelln.wixsite.com/evolutiontour?fbclid=IwAR2mTMjtDCiEFJMZyEk0tTi3f7nfd99waucCToyi7o57FfcwrNcOj5uVBmo Ecuador is amazing, but don't take my word for it, look at all the photos and video I was able to take last time I visited Nancy!
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Steven Tyler, on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, claimed that water has memory because "You can never get rid of water. You can boil it, steam it, it goes up, it comes back down". 11 year old Aeorsmith fan, Jackson, teaches Steven Tyler about electrolysis of water, one of several ways in which water molecules are split apart in nature.
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Last week's skull and talon critter was a... well I'm not going to tell you here, but YouTuber Tera was the first to get it right. Good work Tera! What I will tell you is that this weeks guest is super cute, and, stay tuned after for bonus footage of monsters in my neighborhood. Woo! Scary! Congrats to everyone that correctly identified last weeks skull. You are my heroes. Also, follow me on twitter: @statedclearly
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Tezz was the first to name last weeks species, a Bobcat! Congrats! Blod452 guessed "lynx" even earlier, which is the correct genus. Today's skull is a cool one from bone clones. Check out the company here: https://boneclones.com/?utm_source=statedclearly&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=afil&utm_content=hp (Also, use my link if you buy anything :) cause I get a little kickback). I love skulls and trying to identify them. With my collection, plus the skulls I have access to at Chintimini Wildlife Center and Oregon State University, we should be able to keep this series going for a while!
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Back in 1991, Richard Dawkins wrote an essay "Viruses of the mind" in which he likened religion to a virus. While the article is great, after reading it, readers often go away seeing religion as a parasite - an organism that maliciously reproduces at the cost of its host's biological fitness. Bret Weinstein says that for older established religions, this is not so. Religions, he claims, are evolutionary adaptations which help the possessors of the religion better survive and reproduce. Who is correct, or are they both wrong? Find out in this overview, edited from my original Sunday broadcast that was over an hour long. ------------------- Learn More ------------------- The actual debate: https://youtu.be/hYzU-DoEV6k Dr. Weinstein's review of the debate: https://youtu.be/rm8FksjlJtM Dawkin's article "Viruses of the Mind": https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjQq_ucxpbfAhWCg-AKHbVSA1IQFjABegQIDBAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.inf.fu-berlin.de%2Flehre%2Fpmo%2Feng%2FDawkins-MindViruses.pdf&usg=AOvVaw04Y4lRFVb1Ienh1f1a_qYK Stu West's Paper on cooperation: http://www.pnas.org/content/112/33/10112.full.pdf
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In this podcast-style interview, I sit down with Aron Ra, the director of the Phylogeny Explorer Project, a website soon to be released to the public that will be a giant, peer-reviewed, navigable evolutionary tree. In this video we discuss phylogeny, the history of taxonomy, several different clades, and a pesky new organism that refuses the follow the rules taxonomists have invented. See more of Aron's work here: https://youtu.be/AXQP_R-yiuw
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On Darwin Day 2018 I gave a talk at the College of Charleston about the chemical origin of life. It was fun! Check it out! Further Reading: Paper on RNA evolution experiments (mentioned in my talk): https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4277/3cf7f79dd324e424e7a1989ba2429f5f3112.pdf This is Ram's Paper about the molecule he found that might make RNA more stable. I was actually wrong, it doesn't make RNA more stable but it does allow backbone binding to form chains. The stability problem is still not solved, so far as I am aware: https://www.nature.com/articles/nchem.2878 In this video I show the RNA world Animation from my Stated Clearly Channel, and I show the Miller Urey animation from my Stated Clearly Channel. Go subscribe to me over there if you haven't already! The technical name for the Darwinian process that drug companies use to improve molecules is "high throughput screening". It's a system set up for slightly modifying a molecule thousands of times, and testing each modification for function. Once they find a good one, they use it as the foundation for the next round of modifications and tests. In other words, descent with modification, acted upon by selection.
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In this video I talk about some of the difficulties kids might have when they first learn about evolution and I talk about a great book recently created for kids called Grandmother Fish. I highly recommend it. I wish I had written it but I didn't :) Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Grandmother-Fish-Childs-First-Evolution/dp/1250113237
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In this special "Follow Up" episode, Jon Perry responds to comments on his "Science vs the Ark Encounter" series, and he looks into what the motives might be that are driving Young Earth Creationists like Ken Ham to do the things they do.
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In this, the final chapter of our saga, Jackson and Jon will finally test the volume of the elongated skull, and compare it to that of a normal human skull. Will it be 25% larger as claimed by Gaia.com? Or is Gaia.com full of... horse poo-poo. Find out here, on Episode 5 of Citizen Science VS the Aliens of Peru! Here's a link where you can watch how Bone Clones makes their skulls: https://youtu.be/vJSNvgdGhzs Here you can purchase skulls for yourself: https://boneclones.com/?utm_source=statedclearly&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=afil&utm_content=hp
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Here I present a definition for science that I've written and plan to use in an upcoming series of animations for Stated Clearly. Let me know what you think of my definition in the comments. How would you define science if it were up to you?
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Wow dudes and dudettes, the time has come once again to identify dat skull! What's it? Wednesday! I think this one might be a flying pig. How bout you? Identify the skull without using google or peeking at the comments, and you win the grand prize of a lifetime: the joy of correctly identifying a skull without using google or peeking at the comments. Last week's first three winners were: sorry, I'm on vacation and prerecorded this video a week ago before I left, and then apparently I didn't remember to edit this text to put in your names as planned. My bad. If you were one of the first three winners, you know who you are. Just imagine your name here and be at peace. P.S. I was pretty sure I'd forget to add names to this... okay, total transparency, I sort of planned on not bothering to add names to this. Next week I'll do better though, maybe.
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What is the Third Way of Evolution? Are the researchers involved crazy or have they found some genuine flaws in the way we currently think about evolution? I go over my thoughts on the group here. Correction: In this video I say Denis Noble is sloppy in his evo theory and philosophy of science work. While that is true in debates and some of his older work, it's not true in this paper he recently published: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5745452/ While I don't think his cry for revolution in biology is warranted, overall, the paper is good. He has written very clearly and his earlier misinterpretations of other people's work have been corrected. I'm happy to see that the scientific process is working so well!
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