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Dara O'Briain: Science doesn't know everythingDara O'Briain: Science doesn't know everything

Comedian Dara O'Briain sets the record straight about the public understanding of science

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Guest: StupidAmerican (1912 days ago)
"un-stupid" You didn't really type that did you? When you're a bit less of a moron, you may then judge others, including Americans. Stupid.
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"un-stupid" You didn't really type that did you? When you're a bit less of a moron, you may then judge others, including Americans. Stupid.
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Guest: Elmo (1912 days ago)
Well, yeah, he did type it...uh, you can see it dude. Sorry, I'm so un-awake today.
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Well, yeah, he did type it...uh, you can see it dude. Sorry, I'm so un-awake today.
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Guest: badlygrammar (470 days ago)
Latest comment: I bet you would call Jack Kerouac a shit author because he only used full stops... and they only ever appear at the end of a paragraph/chapter. To paraphrase Bukowski - rules of language are theirs to be broken just as long as you know why you're breaking them. un-omnishamble yourself you tetra-twat
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Latest comment: I bet you would call Jack Kerouac a shit author because he only used full stops... and they only ever appear at the end of a paragraph/chapter. To paraphrase Bukowski - rules of language are theirs to be broken just as long as you know why you're breaking them. un-omnishamble yourself you tetra-twat
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Guest: AxEd (1306 days ago)
i'm an american, and you're a stupid american. people are allowed to play with words; our language doesn't permit enough expression of thought as it is.
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i'm an american, and you're a stupid american. people are allowed to play with words; our language doesn't permit enough expression of thought as it is.
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Guest: the seed (512 days ago)
Un-stupid would mean that he isn't stupid (if it were and actual words) you ******* twit! Playing with words means using actual words in away that is unconventional. It doesn't mean to make up words that aren't actual words on the fly because you are to ignorant to know what word to use. Even slang words have an original point of origin to actual words. Poetry, song, essays and the like are a good example of using words expressively. Expression of thought is perfect when you actually know how to think and if you know how to use the language you're accustomed to. . You have never had an original thought in your life and shows. You are basically borderline illiterate and you are indeed a moron.
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Un-stupid would mean that he isn't stupid (if it were and actual words) you ******* twit! Playing with words means using actual words in away that is unconventional. It doesn't mean to make up words that aren't actual words on the fly because you are to ignorant to know what word to use. Even slang words have an original point of origin to actual words. Poetry, song, essays and the like are a good example of using words expressively. Expression of thought is perfect when you actually know how to think and if you know how to use the language you're accustomed to. . You have never had an original thought in your life and shows. You are basically borderline illiterate and you are indeed a moron.
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Guest:  (1912 days ago)
Stupid American
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Stupid American
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Guest:  (1912 days ago)
Un-stupid non-american!!
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Un-stupid non-american!!
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Guest: fatbloke (1146 days ago)
Excellent. The only phrase that comes to mind when I see Dara O'Briain doing stand up, is "funny as ******
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Excellent. The only phrase that comes to mind when I see Dara O'Briain doing stand up, is "funny as ******
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aljowen aljowen (1241 days ago)
So correct
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So correct
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Guest: TiagoTiago (956 days ago)
Actually, you can overdose on water, it's called "Water Intoxication", look it up.
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Actually, you can overdose on water, it's called "Water Intoxication", look it up.
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Guest: AJ (996 days ago)
what's the last punchline? You look like a....?
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what's the last punchline? You look like a....?
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Guest: dan skally (951 days ago)
"You look like Noddy". Try Googling "noddy car"
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"You look like Noddy". Try Googling "noddy car"
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glortman glortman (887 days ago)
I've watched this several times, and it is pretty funny, but O'Briain is wrong about a few things. First of all, reductionist, symptom-treating medicine is NOT working overall. Humans are complex organisms, living in complex environments, and current research is demonstrating the interplay among many factors. Second, attempting to isolate the 'one' effective ingredient from an herbal cure often negates the subtle interplay of the compounds in the plant, which might be impacting more than one system in the body. Last, here is an overweight comedian giving scientific/medical advice. Toothyist indeed.
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I've watched this several times, and it is pretty funny, but O'Briain is wrong about a few things. First of all, reductionist, symptom-treating medicine is NOT working overall. Humans are complex organisms, living in complex environments, and current research is demonstrating the interplay among many factors. Second, attempting to isolate the 'one' effective ingredient from an herbal cure often negates the subtle interplay of the compounds in the plant, which might be impacting more than one system in the body. Last, here is an overweight comedian giving scientific/medical advice. Toothyist indeed.
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Guest: Generico (786 days ago)
"First of all, reductionist, symptom-treating medicine is NOT working overall" Except for that part where the average human can expect to live nearly 30 years longer today than they could have 100 years ago. Aside from that, modern medicine is not working at all.
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"First of all, reductionist, symptom-treating medicine is NOT working overall" Except for that part where the average human can expect to live nearly 30 years longer today than they could have 100 years ago. Aside from that, modern medicine is not working at all.
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Guest: Grundy (791 days ago)
Also most things in herbs that worked as medicine aren't in fact from the plant but some bacteria or fungus in the plant that kills other micro organisms. Normally they live symbiotically with the plants and keep them healthy and safe from harmful micro-organisms. Its these that the researchers tend to focus on trying to find.
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Also most things in herbs that worked as medicine aren't in fact from the plant but some bacteria or fungus in the plant that kills other micro organisms. Normally they live symbiotically with the plants and keep them healthy and safe from harmful micro-organisms. Its these that the researchers tend to focus on trying to find.
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Guest:  (877 days ago)
That fat comedian has a degree in mathematics and theoretical physics so...
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That fat comedian has a degree in mathematics and theoretical physics so...
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Guest: sfhlk (878 days ago)
Reductionist medicine not working? Tell that to my appendix, if you can find it. Secondly " subtle interplay" really means a random bunch of toxins and compounds that the plant needed to function. What are the odds that there are more than one beneficial substance in a herb that affects exactly the condition you want to treat? What are the odds that there are more than two working together? SLIM. And those two are what researchers verify in reductive experiments that gives us medicine in predictable doses as opposed to "Have a cuppa"
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Reductionist medicine not working? Tell that to my appendix, if you can find it. Secondly " subtle interplay" really means a random bunch of toxins and compounds that the plant needed to function. What are the odds that there are more than one beneficial substance in a herb that affects exactly the condition you want to treat? What are the odds that there are more than two working together? SLIM. And those two are what researchers verify in reductive experiments that gives us medicine in predictable doses as opposed to "Have a cuppa"
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Guest: real plumber (772 days ago)
Get in the ******* sack
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Get in the ******* sack
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Guest: Dr Love (877 days ago)
By definition "symptom-treating medicines" are distinct from cure-the-bug-you've-got medicines. As for the subtle interplay (did you really, deep down, want to say magic?) you seem to be unaware that double blind tests can be applied to compounds be they organic, inorganic, pure element or mixture. The tests don't stop working because you added some mint.
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By definition "symptom-treating medicines" are distinct from cure-the-bug-you've-got medicines. As for the subtle interplay (did you really, deep down, want to say magic?) you seem to be unaware that double blind tests can be applied to compounds be they organic, inorganic, pure element or mixture. The tests don't stop working because you added some mint.
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