Hello, today, I am presenting to you, something a bit special, not a single video, but an entire show ! I’m speaking of… well you guessed it, as it’s literally written in the title : Adam Ruins Everything.
The purpose of this show is to eradicate our misconceptions in many domains : Nutrition, Science, History, Politics… Because in our worlds, misconceptions are everywhere : Does vitamins cure common cold ? Does IQ test define our intelligence ? Was Copernicus hated by the church ? Let’s find out all of that in 3 extracts of the show.
Are vitamins good for health ?
We’ve always had that reflex of drinking orange juice to cure common cold or flu because it contains vitamin C. Or buying products with more vitamins in it, or even tablets of vitamins supplements in order to improve our health. But are vitamins really that good for our health ?
Does the IQ test really allows testing intelligence ?
We see the IQ test as the measurement to test intelligence. But are they relevant ?
The « War » of the church against Copernicus
For more context, at the time of Copernicus, inside Christianity itself, two movements where opposing themselves : Catholics (those who follow the pope) and Protestants (those who are against him).
And, yes, all what we consider as facts are not always the case, and that fascinating show, commit itself to restore the truth on various subjects. And adding to the fact that this show explains everything very simply and is hilarious, it is really addictive, and I strongly advise you to watch more of this show.
We’re in 1633, the church imposing their Geocentric vision to the world -the one who say that the earth is the center of the universe and that the sun and other planets and stars orbit around it- oblige Galileo Galilee to abandon his theory according to which, the earth orbits around the sun and not the opposite, which leads him to say these famous words :
And yet it moves.
Galileo Galilei 1633
However, Galilee still thought that the sun was the center of the universe, a theory today outdated, because, we know nowadays, there’s neither center nor fixed point in this constantly expanding universe, a subject that we’ll speak about another time. But, if it seems easy for us to mock the church for thinking that the earth is the center of our universe : a motionless earth; at the time, it wasn’t that ridiculous. As this video shows, thinking that everything orbit around ourselves, seems obvious while observing the stars :
While watching this video, it is, effectively simple to think that everything orbits around us like the moon. But that’s only self-centredness and a little optic illusion. So a person had the incredible idea, to fix the stars in the sky, and watch what would happen. Admire the result :
The history of the universe might be hard for us to understand fully. This incredible video from Kurzgesagt makes me consider that in this world, we’re still newborns and, despite that, we’ve achieved wonderful and horrible things. We’ve been on the moon, and we’ve exterminated entire species, we’ve created complicated structures to manage our lives with each other while neglected what connect us to this world. As a specie that managed to get the power to kill us all, we shall take conscience that in this immense universe, we’re still nothing.