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Any chance of maybe getting SciShow on youtube to hook up with Wheaton Labs?  RSS feed

 
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On the topic of science and permiculture, I just can't help but wonder if wheaton labs might be able to reach out to the makers of the youtube channel SciShow. I know SciShow is Montana based, not sure where exactly in the state but somewhere there. Which would make doing some sort of collaboration or coverage of Wheaton Labs a good possibility. I know they already do stuff with Animal Wonders also Montana based. It seems like a great way to help infuse permicultre with some more science, and for permaculture to reach audiences that might not have heard of permaculture.
 
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I'd like to vote for Crash Course: Permaculture.

(eta: they're based in Missoula.)
 
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S Tonin wrote:I'd like to vote for Crash Course: Permaculture.

(eta: they're based in Missoula.)



a Permaculture Crash Course episode would be awesome.
 
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We've bumped into hank green a couple of times in missoula. He knows we exist. Maybe he's not interested in our stuff.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:We've bumped into hank green a couple of times in missoula. He knows we exist. Maybe he's not interested in our stuff.



That is cool you have bumped into him.

I would find it hard to believe he would not be interested if he actually knows what it is your doing. I would suspect maybe he just doesn't understand or know the details well enough to know he should be interested?
 
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Devin Lavign wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:We've bumped into hank green a couple of times in missoula. He knows we exist. Maybe he's not interested in our stuff.



That is cool you have bumped into him.

I would find it hard to believe he would not be interested if he actually knows what it is your doing. I would suspect maybe he just doesn't understand or know the details well enough to know he should be interested?



We have invited him out for a couple of things. He hasn't made it out yet.
 
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Hi everyone.

For those who do not know what SciShow Youtube Channel is, I have linked it here. Their by line is "We hate not knowing things". It looks cool and they have about 3.5 million subscribers. Almost every video they produce will get 1 million views. In the videos, they do a lot of research to find explanations of the topic they are talking about. This is a great venue for learning about stuff scientifically for the masses.

Them doing a video about any aspect of permaculture would be huge for the cause. Is it the right time? Is there enough for them to research? What topics could they choose? Agriculture? Energy? Heating? Home building? Community?

Personally, I think the time is right to recognize that many of the practices of permaculture can be scientifically justified. It is past time to show the "world" needs to be "dominated" by biology rather than chemistry. It solves so many problems and dispels so many fallacies. The studies exist that prove the approach is sound and should be on a forum for the masses to see.

I think what I will do is subscribe to the SciShow channel. And with Paul Wheaton's blessing (or without) I could pose some specific questions to the channel that can scientifically be proved. You know, small steps toward people realizing that permaculture is at the end of that journey of knowledge. Does that sound fair?

edit: my thought here is that if a question is popular enough, they would investigate. And I mean a simple question. I will post in a second with the questions.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Devin Lavign wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:We've bumped into hank green a couple of times in missoula. He knows we exist. Maybe he's not interested in our stuff.



That is cool you have bumped into him.

I would find it hard to believe he would not be interested if he actually knows what it is your doing. I would suspect maybe he just doesn't understand or know the details well enough to know he should be interested?



We have invited him out for a couple of things. He hasn't made it out yet.



Hmmm, seems we need to figure out how to motivate him to go out and get more info on what your doing. Seems the rocket mass heater would be the easiest thing that would capture his attention the most since there is a lot of science going on in that that would be easy to break down into understandable portions.
 
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Not sure if this is related exactly, but maybe it would be a hook to start a conversation. I just saw this post today by Bill Gates:
Why I Would Raise Chickens by Bill Gates

Bill's idea is pretty basic from a permaculture standpoint, but it is a definite step in the right direction for somebody with his clout/visibility to get out there. It turns out RichSoil has a pretty thorough article on raising chickens:
raising chickens 2.0
 
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Here is an update on my research into SciShow channel on Youtube.

Discussion Forum. This channel has one. It is interesting to see all the suggestions people write for shows for them to do. These suggestions come one every 3 to 5 days.

Their world views: Well I watched a few of their videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i8pjnjZcF8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIEg-Ei_BCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tzaWOdvGMw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH4bi60alZU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Jxs7lR8ZI&list=PLB3FCEEAC84884760&index=4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmjtA1R0qVM&list=PLB3FCEEAC84884760&index=5

These deal with garbage in the ocean, global climate change, GMO, curing cancer and other stuff. I post these links because this is what I am using to form an opinion as to how the channel will work with issues that permies would have.

What questions to pose? On my next post to this stream, I will have a strategy for posting to the facebook, twitter and youtube channel for SciShow. I hope other people reading this will join me in posting some of the questions that will help with the "world domination" some people (Paul W.) are trying to achieve. It is just, what to ask ... I am working on it.
 
He was giving me directions and I was powerless to resist. I cannot resist this tiny ad:
Rocket mass heaters in greenhouses can be tricky - these plans make them easy: Wet Tolerant Rocket Mass Heater in a Greenhouse Plans
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