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Hutchison on the History Channel?

  1. Jun 13, 2007 #1
    Hutchison on the History Channel???

    WHAT THE HELL!?!??!??!?!??!??!?!??!?!?!??!?

    You guys have probably heard of John Hutchison, the crackpot responsible for the hutchison effect. Today I was watching the History Channel, and there was some show about black holes and the possibility of black holes being here on earth! What pissed me off, was that they had John Hutchison speaking about it! They called him a "Theorist" I believe. What the f**k is wrong with the History Channel?

    http://www.history.com/shows.do?action=detail&episodeId=221446

    So now, the public will think that the crackpot talking was taking a "hard scientific look" at it all.
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2007 #2

    Astronuc

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    The History Channel is just trying to appeal to the public. It is a commercial entity designed to make money. It does not have to be scientifically rigorous, it just has to be entertaining.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2007 #3

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    Thank you. I caught that yesterday and almost died. Black holes are what's causing the phenomena in the Bermuda & Dragon triangles they suggested.

    It made absolutely no sense. At one point i thought they were talking metaphorically, but at the end the guy finished with: "some people might find the idea of black holes here on earth hard to believe, but etc".

    My brother actually tried to call to complaint.
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2007 #4

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    What's amazing is how many Americans probably now believe that there are black holes in the Bermuda Triangle.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2007 #5

    Garth

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    And I've got one in my sock drawer.

    Garth
     
  7. Jun 13, 2007 #6

    wolram

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    A good proof for the existence of black holes, what else can explain things disappearing without trace?
     
  8. Jun 13, 2007 #7

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    So those weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.... black holes again?

    Those suckers really get around
     
  9. Jun 13, 2007 #8

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    By what I'm hearing in this post, TV is becoming a black hole for intelligence. It sucks the intelligence right out of the people who watch, leaving nothing but idiocy and black hole conspiracy theories.:uhh:
     
  10. Jun 13, 2007 #9

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    The big question now is: Are these black holes self-aware, or is some malevolent external intelligence guiding them? :uhh:
     
  11. Jun 13, 2007 #10

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    The History channel has changed a great deal since I started watching it many years ago.
    It used to be that every other show was on World War II, or some similar topic. Then they expanded their scope to other areas of history…but none-the-less, it was still history.
    But now whenever I flip to the History channel, I can make a pretty safe bet that whatever will be on will fall into one of 3 categories…
    -Conspiracy theory (includes, but not limited to, UFOs / aliens / Area 51),
    -End of the world
    -Modern Marvels
    I have had this discussion many times before with people about how the history channel has changed for the worse over the years.
     
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    I believe Hutchison mentioned a wormhole, connecting the two black holes here on earth, the one at Bermuda Triangle and the other at Dragon Triangle.

    Danger, that will be covered on their next episode. The possibility of aliens inside our earth trying to control us through the use of tiny black holes within the earth.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2007 #12

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    I lost interest in the History channel back when it seemed it was nothing but WWII, as you mentioned, I'm an ancient history buff, then I never got back into watching it.

    Sadly, many people just aren't interested in history, which to me is far more interesting than anything a crackpot could come up with.

    It's really sad
     
  14. Jun 13, 2007 #13

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    There is nothing wrong with having a channel (as the name implies) completely devoted to History...be it ancient history (for example, ancient Egypt, Greece, …), or more 'modern' history (like WWII, American revolution, ...), or some combination of the two.
    But when they start doing shows, on a very regular basis / having an entire week devoted to it, on Armageddon and the fulfillment of Nostradamus prophecies, I tend to draw the line.
    Even one of their most popular shows, Modern Marvels, sometimes skirts the boundaries of what might be considered history on occasion.
    But then again, they have to make money and to do that you have to show programs people will watch.
     
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    Ivan Seeking

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    To be fair, The History Channel aires many shows - some are good and some are bad. By definition, anything with Hutchison is bad.

    He is probably the world's most cracked pot. :biggrin:
     
  17. Jun 13, 2007 #16

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    I think this bears further discssion. :biggrin:

    I wonder if my homeowner's insurance covers me for black hole damage? :surprised
     
  18. Jun 13, 2007 #17
    What a great idea for a prank call.

    This show was part of the Decoding the Past shows
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoding_the_Past
    I'm pretty sure that Decoding the Past is the worst of the worst on the History Channel.
     
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