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Adam Ruins Everything is an American TV show on TruTV. It’s at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5034326/ and http://www.trutv.com/shows/adam-ruins-everything/index.html . I don’t believe everything that he says. One of the reasons why I particularly disagree with Adam Conover being against the American death penalty is because I want to say to him, “So, you’d rather be innocent and get the life sentence?” I also disagree with him saying that the American death penalty causes crime to go up. But that’s one episode. I’ve taken 2 Forensics courses and 2 Criminology courses. I should eventually do a thread for The American death penalty and cite sources.

…OK, back on topic. The July 31st episode was, “Adam Ruins The Internet” and I think it was a rerun that I watched for the first time. The first third of the show was about misconceptions about the internet.

The second third of the show was about how America’s internet has legal problems, an oligarchy (He called it a monopoly) by regions, is one-eighth as fast as South Korea’s internet, and costs 10 times as much as South Korea’s internet. Oligarchies and monopolies are less incentive for innovation.

The last third of the show was about Facebook and Google. Facebook and Google can get too far into your personal life, but I don’t quite post on Facebook on a daily basis. Facebook can almost tell if you’re a lesbian before you come out of the closet to your friends. Free webs sites track you.

I have a few questions. Are you also in America? Do you watch Adam Ruins Everything? What’s your impression of Adam Ruins Everything? Have you watched the episode about the internet and do you think that it’s almost accurate for America for the second third of the episode?

Edit on August 31, 2019: I have now changed the title of this thread from “Adam Ruins The Internet” to “Don’t always agree with Adam Ruins Everything.”
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This is first about “Adam Ruins What We Learned in School.” This video is “In Defense of Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEw8c6TmzGg (I thought that Eratosthenes from Greece from 2300 or 2400 years ago discovered that the Earth was round. Alexander III The Great’s army from circa 333 BC thought that the Earth was flat. The army wouldn’t go past a mountain in what we think of as India or Pakistan because they thought that they would fall off the Earth. Before that, the ancient Iraqis thought that the Earth is half a sphere because of Earth’s shadow on the Moon.)

This is now about “Adam Ruins Guns.” I had watched the episode and I was perplexed. I had told my Dad about the episode and I said that it should it should be twice as long because they left out a lot. That was before I had known about the “Knowing Better” Youtube page. Without guns we wouldn’t be able to kill in self defense as easily. I need to address more facets of this another time. Here’s “The Complete Moderate’s Guide to Gun Control:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vggYGQyVaCo and Actual Justice Warrior’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEWJIHuD1uI .

Good Heavens! At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEWJIHuD1uI&t=01m45s , Adam Conover didn’t notice or didn’t care to mention that Kathy is actually actress Arden Myren from MADTV and other shows! You’d think he’d know that! You’d think he’d know his own cast!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:48 pm
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If you watch “Adam Ruins Murder” at 10 pm on Tuesday or 1 am on Wednesday, then I’d like to hear your thoughts about the episode. I hope to watch it.
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I've never heard of that show, but it looks very good. I'll watch some of the episodes soon.

I remember one time I read a comment that said that many people are hit by cars on roads when not in a crosswalk and "NO ONE is charged unless they are drunk".
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I watched the "Adam Ruins Murder" episode. One of the facets was that they said that cremation companies will sometimes return the cremation urn to the wrong family. I believe this because the Death episode of Penn & Teller BS talked about it. Emily Askirk from "Adam Ruins Murder" talked about how deer are environmentally unhelpful and kill 120 Americans a year mostly in car accidents. Emily made it sound like animal rights activists, vegetarians, and vegans are naive.
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Sorry for a double post.

Here are some things I’ve noticed after rewatching “Adam Ruins Murder.” There was an actor in the episode and I don’t remember if he played as Colby. He compared The Border Zone to Nazi Germany. It might be inappropriate and something that you don’t agree with, but he doesn’t get to cry wolf by comparing it to Nazi Germany. At the end of the episode, Emily talked about lying children. She also talked about Theory of Mind. I had never heard Theory of Mind explained that way and I’m not sure if she explained it wrong.

I watched the “Adam Ruins Fine Art” episode. He said that The Mona Lisa got stolen and nobody noticed it stolen until the next day because it was just another painting. I agree that nobody noticed it stolen until the next day. But I don’t believe that it was just another painting. Also, there was more than one Mona Lisa painting.
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Matthew wrote:
I've never heard of that show, but it looks very good. I'll watch some of the episodes soon.

I remember one time I read a comment that said that many people are hit by cars on roads when not in a crosswalk and "NO ONE is charged unless they are drunk".
I now remembered to mention this because you mentioned somebody drunk driving. Dana Loesch is a radio talk show host. Yesterday, she said on her talk show that Presidential candidate Robert O’Rourke (Beto Rourke) is clueless and not qualified to talk about somebody potentially killing somebody using gun violence. She said that Beto Rourke drove while intoxicated, killed somebody, and fled the scene while still drunk. If this is half true, then nobody told me that Beto Rourke did this.
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Sorry for telling this and no offense, but I hope you realize that it completely looks like you're talking to yourself with posts about random stuff, I mean, no one really cares about it assuming no one really posted anything here except you... Also considering the first post is 2 years old and you resurrected it mainly for no reason and you keep posting and posting in this thread without anyone replying to them. I hope you get what I am trying to tell.
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I'm interested in it, at least.

I've watched a few of the episodes. They are very good.

Some of them actually are overly optimistic. For example, "Adam Ruins Sex" and "Adam Ruins Weddings". They don't even get into the real nasty stuff.

And "Adam Ruins Hospitals" doesn't even get into what the mental healthcare system is like.

I'll watch "Adam Ruins a Murder" soon.
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stathmk wrote:
Matthew wrote:

I remember one time I read a comment that said that many people are hit by cars on roads when not in a crosswalk and "NO ONE is charged unless they are drunk".
I now remembered to mention this because you mentioned somebody drunk driving. Dana Loesch is a radio talk show host. Yesterday, she said on her talk show that Presidential candidate Robert O’Rourke (Beto Rourke) is clueless and not qualified to talk about somebody potentially killing somebody using gun violence. She said that Beto Rourke drove while intoxicated, killed somebody, and fled the scene while still drunk. If this is half true, then nobody told me that Beto Rourke did this.
There's a difference between accidentally killing someone through recklessness and killing someone intentionally. There's very few times in which someone gets behind the wheel drunk, intending to kill innocent people. There are - however - lots of folks who buy a gun - legally - and then go into a building *intending* to kill innocent people. Both actions are wrong, and you'd be hard-pressed to convince me otherwise. But they're not equally condemnable.
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There was an episode about Adam "ruining" hospitals which was responded to, I think very reasonably, by Youtube's Doctor Mike which Adam responded to in a twitter chain that made him look both like a fool who didn't understand Doctor Mike's criticisms with the show and like a pompous ass who was talking down the concerns of a real medical doctor who understands how this information will affect patients.

I think the show works better as entertainment than a legitimate source of information, but I got pretty sick of it when I saw Adam greatly misinterpreting studies which I had gone over during time I spent professionally overseeing scientific literature analyses. These kinds of misinterpretations voiced with the confidence of an infotainment television show is what leads to scientifically illiterate people panicking and jumping to incorrect conclusions, which can result in anything from mistrust in science to people not getting the proper medical treatments they need and dying. It's pretty reckless and irresponsible, and Conover's cocksure attitude about it makes the show grimace-inducing.

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Sorry it took me 6 days to respond because this was lost in the shuffle.
dunkelschwamm wrote:
There was an episode about Adam "ruining" hospitals which was responded to, I think very reasonably, by Youtube's Doctor Mike which Adam responded to in a twitter chain that made him look both like a fool who didn't understand Doctor Mike's criticisms with the show and like a pompous ass who was talking down the concerns of a real medical doctor who understands how this information will affect patients.

I think the show works better as entertainment than a legitimate source of information, but I got pretty sick of it when I saw Adam greatly misinterpreting studies which I had gone over during time I spent professionally overseeing scientific literature analyses. These kinds of misinterpretations voiced with the confidence of an infotainment television show is what leads to scientifically illiterate people panicking and jumping to incorrect conclusions, which can result in anything from mistrust in science to people not getting the proper medical treatments they need and dying. It's pretty reckless and irresponsible, and Conover's cocksure attitude about it makes the show grimace-inducing.
Wow. I believe you that were professionally overseeing scientific literature analyses. So I watched Real Doctor Responds to Adam Ruins The Hospital and Response to Adam Conover’s Tweet | Hospitals & Mammograms | Wednesday Checkup. I didn't remember to read the Twitter chain, but I believe you.

In the hospitals episode, Adam talked about antibiotics being overprescribed and had animations of bacteria evolving or mutating to develop tolerance against one antibiotic. I believe Adam meant that they are overprescribed partly because they might have a virus and the patient thinks that they have a bacteria. Antibiotics wouldn't normally affect viruses. However, in Venezuela's socialist economy, the hospitals don't have enough antibiotics, sheets, and too many broken windows. Something about Venezuela not having enough antibiotics scares me too.
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