Bill Nye, Science Guy, Dispels Poverty Myths

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+1 1. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

Okay ('rolls up sleeves') where do we start? ;)
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-3 2. Limberg commented 7 years ago

what happened to the Right channel :S
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+6 3. Thanos commented 7 years ago

Well, he failed to dispel any of the "myths" mentioned in this video... Bare statement that contradicts another statement, possibly a myth, does not dispel or disprove it... To do that, one would have to present some sort of evidence or supporting data, and that he failed to do in all cases.

In the single attempt to provide a sort of an elaboration using a high-level piechart, he uses a nigh completely irrelevant sample... The children of 5 years and under are NOT in any way a noteworthy representation of ALL the people in the world. It is even greater a mismatch of samples since the decline of childbirth in certain countries and people living much longer than in the past, but it would be a completely non-representative sample even in the middle-ages... Either that, or it is simply a logical fallacy of analogy, and a bad one at that.

Finally, he mentioned we know "how" to solve the issue he drifted off to (~83% of children under 6 die of preventable diseases/malnutrition/etc), while we clearly don't, because there is no system in place to deal with it. This suggests that either the "how" is not clear to all of us, or the "how" he is thinking of is not exactly a viable solution to the problem, in any case, we cannot be sure for he forgot to elaborate on the "how"... Which means he failed to prove even something he himself brought up...
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-2 4. bzzt commented 7 years ago

That's why we <3 capitalism
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+2 5. urbaneagle commented 7 years ago

cool protractor