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  • čas přidán 20. 02. 2024
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    After years of panic over the collapse of bee colonies across the world, we seem to have a new problem - in the US anyway. We talk about that today as well as new Bigfoot footage, the problem of misinformation on CZcams, and some interesting insights into how and when humans gain self-awareness.
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    0:00 - Intro
    1:10 - Bigfoot
    4:54 - Honeybees
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    12:34 - Geothermal
    17:05 - Human Awareness
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  • @randallrobertson7190
    @randallrobertson7190 Před 2 měsíci +1636

    A local beekeeper told me about this trick when I was setting up my apiari. He said not to import any non local bees into the area, as the local population was already adapted to the weather and the local flora. Instead, he recommended I use lemongrass oil to attract local populations to the hives. I tried it, and it worked. I'm just passing that on to anyone interesting in taking up this crazy hobby, lol.

    • @UdderlyEvelyn
      @UdderlyEvelyn Před 2 měsíci +65

      I've considered doing it someday, and that sounds super interesting as an approach.. and then you ALSO don't have to buy bees!

    • @dianedenham5259
      @dianedenham5259 Před 2 měsíci +16

      Wow, thanks for the tip. 👍

    • @catfeatherss
      @catfeatherss Před 2 měsíci +12

      That's really neat!

    • @Wendy_O._Koopa
      @Wendy_O._Koopa Před 2 měsíci +34

      I've been thinking about starting an apiary for years, and the thought never occurred to be to import bees. I just assumed you set up shop, and left out flowers or mountains of sugar and they'd come to you.

    • @randallrobertson7190
      @randallrobertson7190 Před 2 měsíci +13

      @UdderlyEvelyn Many areas, even Urban, have a support network setup for beekeepers. If anyone decides to take up the hobby, I would urge you to Google your local area and find out. I took a free class and met more knowledgeable people there who set me up properly. That method will save you time, money, and frustration, lol. If you don't find any beekeeping groups in your AO, then try your local mercantile. They can usually put you in touch with the local "bee people." From my experience, these folks are usually happy to answer any questions you may have. A couple even came out and toured my property to show me where to set up. YMMV of course.

  • @clarimm6675
    @clarimm6675 Před 2 měsíci +205

    6:13 in Europe, there's actually also a problem with bees. We now have too many domesticated honey bees while the several species of wild honey bees are dying out. The increase in domesticated honey bees is causing the wild honey bees to loose their territories. So it's not the same problem per se but it still sucks

    • @jamesbizs
      @jamesbizs Před 2 měsíci +6

      This is what I keep telling people. Honey bees are awful at pollinating, especially native plants. While they kill off all the good local pollinators.

    • @mpadlite2925
      @mpadlite2925 Před měsícem +5

      If the "honey bees" don't pollinate"native plants" how do they compete with the "good local pollinators" ? ?
      Brgds

    • @Jay_Kay666
      @Jay_Kay666 Před měsícem +7

      ​​@@mpadlite2925It's a bit more complex. Like we have a native bee that visits bell flowers and other flowers. Domestic bees just ignore campanula plants but empty other easier flowers from nectar thus competing with native bee and being poor pollinators.

    • @robertaskuzminskas1356
      @robertaskuzminskas1356 Před měsícem +1

      In my country beekepers got so much honey, prices dropped in half

    • @draw4kicks
      @draw4kicks Před měsícem +5

      Uninformed people who buy honey and think they're "saving the bees". We need pollinator diversity, honey bees are the leading species causing the decline in pollinator diversity.
      Great bit of research by Cambridge University on this subject that says we should treat honey bees as livestock, ie massively reduce their populations to avoid ecological collapse.

  • @ashleykabbes9316
    @ashleykabbes9316 Před 2 měsíci +99

    I used to worry about seeing so many Bumble bees in my garden and so few honey bees until I learned this about the honey bees and it completely eased my worry. I enjoyed seeing all the Bumble bees chilling in my garden, falling asleep on my flowers like sleepy little flying puppies! What a joy to see them in my garden!!! They love butterfly bushes and marigolds!! They were also wonderful for my vegetable garden!

    • @tara5742
      @tara5742 Před 2 měsíci +16

      Sleepy little flying puppies 😄 Oh my gosh, this ads a whole other layer of my love of the Bumble bees in my garden

    • @cytherians
      @cytherians Před měsícem +5

      It is amazing how docile and benign they can be around humans. I've seen this woman who rescues bees and very often she's dealing with them without any protective gear. She is just so adept at how to interact with bees. Of course, this all falls apart when it comes to wasps. The yellowjacket wasp (not a bee!) in particular.

    • @Alondro77
      @Alondro77 Před měsícem +2

      We have a lot of those dumb carpenter bees that stab holes in the base of tubular flowers, stealing the nectar and not pollinating the flower! And they drive off the good bees! I swat those annoying things out of the sky!

    • @dkajj
      @dkajj Před měsícem +1

      ​@Alondro77 I use a salt gun. It takes a few shots, but dang if it isn't fun!

    • @heatherduke7703
      @heatherduke7703 Před měsícem +2

      Bumble bees are such cuties, love to see them work

  • @ProgressiveRoxx
    @ProgressiveRoxx Před měsícem +53

    One of my earliest memories is of telling my family about a dream I had the night before and being surprised that my big brother (who featured in the dream) did not remember it. It was the first time I realised that my dreams were only in my head, and it blew my mind.

    • @robertmarley8852
      @robertmarley8852 Před měsícem +1

      Who told you that? I've shared dreams with others before....it's deeper than u think

    • @JammesJack-td6gv
      @JammesJack-td6gv Před měsícem

      ​@@robertmarley8852boooOOoOOooo

  • @LoreMIpsum-vs6dx
    @LoreMIpsum-vs6dx Před 2 měsíci +85

    Joe, your gentle reasonableness, humor, kindness, humility, and ability to lay out facts cogently are such a force of good in this insane time we find ourselves in. I'm not sure how much you are aware of it. You are amazing.

    • @mementomori29231
      @mementomori29231 Před měsícem +6

      I honestly believe the majority audience of Joe’s channel are far more wise and smarter than the average CZcams and internet audience. Close minded people and bigots probably avoid this channel.

    • @usaturnuranus
      @usaturnuranus Před měsícem +5

      Hear, hear! The comment sections on Joe's channel often feel like safe havens for discovering thoughtful and intelligent insights and opinions on so many issues of importance. How refreshing is that?

    • @User31129
      @User31129 Před měsícem +3

      Absolutely right. I'm here as much for how he says things as compared to just what he is saying.

    • @borbleborb4586
      @borbleborb4586 Před měsícem +3

      we love unbiased content

    • @backwashjoe7864
      @backwashjoe7864 Před měsícem +4

      Well said! That captures why I love this channel :))

  • @themagic8481
    @themagic8481 Před 2 měsíci +34

    10 years mate!! Congratulations. Very proud of you and this channel for everything you have taught us. Here is to 10 more years! Cheers!

  • @gypsyjade7170
    @gypsyjade7170 Před 2 měsíci +109

    The big foot 🦶 is the local sheriff, he admits to it proudly. It’s how he is serving his town bringing tourism and smiles 😅. I love it 🥰

    • @catfeatherss
      @catfeatherss Před 2 měsíci +9

      Ha! I love it!

    • @joescott
      @joescott  Před 2 měsíci +34

      Oh I didn't see that!
      Or maybe that came out after I shot this, I did it several weeks back.

    • @0neIntangible
      @0neIntangible Před 2 měsíci +19

      "I shot the Sherriff"...

    • @danfadden
      @danfadden Před 2 měsíci +7

      @@0neIntangible hahaha. You beat me to it! (Coming from a retired Deputy Sheriff). Lol

    • @danfadden
      @danfadden Před 2 měsíci +2

      It’s too bad he couldn’t keep the ruse going. Too much pressure and ego caused him to reveal himself. 😂

  • @jk-video2716
    @jk-video2716 Před 2 měsíci +23

    Joe, geothermal for individual housing units is much simpler. You use a heat pump and you bury water tubes in the ground (on your own property). Because the temperature a particular distance (not sure what the distance is) below the frost line tends to be about a constant 55 degrees, the heat pump works pretty well. This supposedly works for both cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.

    • @davidconger1987
      @davidconger1987 Před 2 měsíci

      The temperature is the absolute annual average for that area.

    • @YodaWhat
      @YodaWhat Před měsícem +2

      Yes, but the system for heating and cooling is known as Ground Source Geothermal, Direct Geothermal or Heatpump Geothermal, rather than the indirect case of "Geothermal Energy" as used to make electrical power.

    • @ShannonBarber78
      @ShannonBarber78 Před měsícem

      6' to 8' though the temperature and depth varies based on location.

    • @josepandreuhernandez2508
      @josepandreuhernandez2508 Před měsícem +1

      This is mandatory in new houses in Belgium. It's expensive and not that great

    • @SaanMigwell
      @SaanMigwell Před měsícem

      Ah yes heat pumps, or rather air conditioners for the outside, what a wasteful way to heat a home. Just like electric cars, they produce more pollution and have a larger carbon footprint than a wood stove or coal powered steam engine. I know, I know, I know, at least you can't see the smoke they are producing, so it makes everyone feel better.
      Now this underground heat pump idea. I wonder how low we can make the frost line go?

  • @jshkrueger
    @jshkrueger Před 2 měsíci +10

    I remember going extreme with the awareness questions when I was a kid. It went beyond just wondering if people saw a different color than me.
    I wondered if they experienced different colors, textures, sounds, tastes, etc. than me. If i saw a hairy dog, did they see a big scaly lizard? And did our brains fill in the gaps for us to experience the world so differently.
    I think what got me on that track is an entire world that we don't get to experience because it is beyond our senses. Things we can't see because we can't see ultraviolet light. Scents we can't smell. Did everyone have these same limitations to their senses? Or did other people's brains interpret the world completely differently?
    And we'd never be able to describe these differences because the words coming out of my mouth would be interpreted by your brain to correspond to the world that you experience. If I try to describe the hairy dog, your brain is going to interpret me describing a scaly lizard. We'd never be able to describe our world to another, nor would we ever even know others' worlds are different. It's a trippy little rabbit hole of a thought experiment. 😂

    • @truthwatcher2096
      @truthwatcher2096 Před měsícem +2

      Hey maybe you would enjoy "One, no one and one hundred thousand" by Italian writer and Nobel prize winner Luigi Pirandello. It's a short novel about the subjectivity of communication and the different "you" each person sees when they look at you

    • @jshkrueger
      @jshkrueger Před měsícem

      @@truthwatcher2096 That sounds interesting. I'll look it up. Thanks for the suggestion!

    • @jeannefoster5594
      @jeannefoster5594 Před měsícem +1

      I recommend An Immense World by Ed Yong. It’ll blow your mind.

  • @clarimm6675
    @clarimm6675 Před 2 měsíci +15

    It's funny to see that you have the Jackalope in the US. I'm from a rutal area in the South of Germany and people here talk about this cryptid called "Elmetritschle", which is made up of a hare, the feet of a duck, deer antlers and owl's wings and this Jackalope kinda reminded me of that

    • @AzraelThanatos
      @AzraelThanatos Před měsícem +1

      Your area also has the Wolpertinger...

    • @robbd9935
      @robbd9935 Před měsícem

      That's super interesting, thanks for sharing :)

    • @clarimm6675
      @clarimm6675 Před měsícem

      @@AzraelThanatos never heard of that one before, sorry

    • @AzraelThanatos
      @AzraelThanatos Před měsícem

      @@clarimm6675 It's one of the odd ones through germany and other areas...it's a horned, winged rabbit with fangs.
      For some reason, it gained an association with Octoberfest with a more recent variation also being that they caused mischief and you could only find/stop them when drunk....which was a version that got stuck into World of Warcraft as their brewfest mascot thing which irritated a few people I know from various parts of Germany because, traditionally, that's not what it was associated with and had a thing of it playing tricks on those who were drunkards

    • @clarimm6675
      @clarimm6675 Před měsícem

      @@AzraelThanatos just asked a friend from Bavaria, so one of the two most Southern Federal states and apparently it's from this region.
      The Elmetrischle (or Elwetrische) also has some lore to it. You can only hunt them during a full moon night, you have to wear Lederhosen (they might bite) and you should bring a sack and a torch (some also add a club) to catch them.

  • @the3cl3ctic
    @the3cl3ctic Před měsícem +4

    Sometimes on a train ride it hits me that everyone around me also experience the world. I immediately get an internal "well duh" but still I can't help feeling that it is quite amazing 💫

  • @tsulong
    @tsulong Před 2 měsíci +4

    i had a phase in 7th grade where i was all about that "what if what i call red is what you see as green" question and i thought it was soooo insightful and smart 😂

  • @NerdOutWithMe
    @NerdOutWithMe Před 2 měsíci +241

    Don't often comment, but I've been watching your channel with my kids for years. I know it's a grind, CZcams and all that comes with it. But just wanted to say we are thankful you and your crew are still chugging along. Hope you have a great holiday, Joe.

    • @thibaultlibat368
      @thibaultlibat368 Před 2 měsíci +13

      You have a great holiday too, nice internet person

    • @coltonmaas
      @coltonmaas Před 2 měsíci +3

      Sign up for the Patreon and join the discord! It's less than a coffee per month and you can help us hash out topics for future videos/chat with Joe!
      Praise Zoe! 😎

    • @sunshine3914
      @sunshine3914 Před měsícem +1

      @@coltonmaaswas just wishing that I had the time to do that & join Brilliance… maybe when I retire.

  • @juliao1255
    @juliao1255 Před měsícem +6

    Joe Scott: you not only have the best videos, you have the best audience, based on your commenters. I love this channel!

  • @DavidFrostbite
    @DavidFrostbite Před 2 měsíci +3

    I feel like the "Is your green the same as my green" thought usually hits somewhere in early elementary school.
    Alongside "how would you tell someone what red looked like if they had never seen red before"
    And "what if there are other colors than what you can see"
    We would swap mind blowing questions during recess like tiny little stoners passing a blunt.

    • @likebot.
      @likebot. Před 2 měsíci +2

      I agree, but I wonder if someone who doesn't posess theory-of-mind would ever independently consider that question no matter their age.

    • @tyegordon
      @tyegordon Před měsícem

      @@likebot.yeah I think there are a whole lot of people that just don’t think about anything very deeply. I’ve asked people simple philosophical questions like “do you ever wonder if plants have consciousness?” And they hit me with the “what do you mean?”
      Some people really just don’t question things.

  • @dwmichaels
    @dwmichaels Před 2 měsíci +2

    Happy Holidays, Joe Scott & team. Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed the channel over the (years?!). It looks effortless and is so well produced. The scripts, inserts, etc. All seamless. Well done. Wishing you continued success next year and beyond.

  • @wendyn9780
    @wendyn9780 Před 2 měsíci +2

    Here in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley I frequently see at least four or five species of bee peacefully foraging from the same flowering plant side by side. I will just keep planting more flowers for all of them🐝

  • @rednoble275
    @rednoble275 Před 2 měsíci +2

    I have a 3 year old son and a 1 year old daughter. When his baby sister came along my son realised fairly quickly that the world doesn't revolve around him and even now something as simple as letting her watch her cartoons before he gets to watch his shows me he's learning to put other people's needs before his own. It's a pretty cool thing to see actually.

  • @dpop8378
    @dpop8378 Před 2 měsíci +114

    My great-grandfather was a beekeeper, he had about 8 hives and he told me amazing stories about the bees, I grew up to love and respect them, and today my garden is full of plants bees love, so in hot seasons it is like an airport there, every split of a second some bee lands and another departure. Happy Christmas.

    • @captnwinkle
      @captnwinkle Před 2 měsíci +11

      Beeport... I'll be here all night

    • @brianbishop4753
      @brianbishop4753 Před 2 měsíci +2

      I have seen that Russian sage attracts all the pollinators, especially bumblebees and honeybees. I want to get 7-9 more plants around the yard and get rid of a couple of invasive trees and some rotting ones and try my garden again.

    • @dpop8378
      @dpop8378 Před 2 měsíci

      @@brianbishop4753 I usually buy bee seed balls.

    • @fenrirgg
      @fenrirgg Před měsícem

      There's this plant "Antigonon leptopus" known as "San Miguelito" a vine with pink or white flowers that is a giga magnet for bees and all pollinators. Do you have it? 😅

    • @dpop8378
      @dpop8378 Před měsícem

      @@fenrirgg Nah, I do avoid plants that need too much care, trimming, etc:P

  • @hecklepig
    @hecklepig Před 2 měsíci +3

    Geothermal carries a lot of other risk factors. There is a shifting nature to the thermal vents in that they shift position over time, also there can be a loss of output to the thermals vents and adding water in makes even more problems down the line. Here in NZ some of the geothermal plants were decommissioned due to the damage to the natural thermal environment.

  • @abbyhillman769
    @abbyhillman769 Před 2 měsíci +4

    Merry Christmas to you, Joe! Thank you for all your hard work and interesting content. I've learned a lot. Also, thank you for your humility when you get things wrong or aren't sure about the truth of something.

  • @mrfoodarama
    @mrfoodarama Před 2 měsíci +5

    Thanks for another year of hard work Joe! Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year

  • @thomasemison1326
    @thomasemison1326 Před měsícem +2

    Another great video! On your topic of "Human Awareness" There are definitely way too many people with that "main character syndrome." They believe the rest of us are just NPC's for them to misuse and abuse like they do in their video games. I've tried a few times to poke a bit of fun at these types with the following statement "Hey I'm just like you, only more important and better!" Sadly I don't think anyone's gotten it so far.

  • @DraggedBelow
    @DraggedBelow Před měsícem +1

    Great quote....it's a problem now, "because of course it is!" Instant classic!

  • @FatalityPWN
    @FatalityPWN Před 2 měsíci +341

    What there need to be are more native/wild bees. Its crazy how the problems been so misrepresented.

    • @dreamcoyote
      @dreamcoyote Před 2 měsíci +46

      It basically comes down to money. The truckloads of overstressed honeybees being trucked into Californian almond farms started dying. That affected production and thus profits. Other crops were at risk. It's bad, don't get me wrong, but it was phrased as "we will all starve in a year" if honeybees die off.
      In reality, our biggest crops are corn and wheat, which are wind pollinated.
      Plants like tomatoes won't die off if there are no bees, they will just produce like 1/6th the amount, so we would have to increase production by 6x, and the cost would go up 6x (or however that math actually works out). It would be bad, expensive, we couldn't have pizza as often (which is really, really bad), but not what was described.
      The real solution is to curb massive monoculture (eg corporate greed), have people not want low cut grass deserts over their entire yards (HOA dictatorships), and to use more native plants and flowers instead of big box store imports (more corporate greed). Honeybees are good, but American native pollinators can do gobs more pollinating by orders of magnitude. They just require native food sources during the bulk of the year. So a huge almond farm might need to have rows of cultivated native flowers between them to feed the native (and non-domesticated) bees during the rest of the year. That "limits profits" so.. honeybees get meds instead..

    • @geekdivaherself
      @geekdivaherself Před 2 měsíci +7

      ​@@dreamcoyote_[applause!]_

    • @paulmurphy8549
      @paulmurphy8549 Před 2 měsíci

      Native and wild doesn't mix with American agriculture. Most American food would be illegal to sell in Europe. Even some of American byproducts can't even be fed to european animals and poultry

    • @grmpEqweer
      @grmpEqweer Před 2 měsíci +11

      What gets rid of wild bees? Mowing grass. They live in undisturbed areas.

    • @ryanpenrod1859
      @ryanpenrod1859 Před 2 měsíci

      It's because the money behind the scare was probably from agriculture, where they *just need bees*, they don't care about the environment.

  • @creech444
    @creech444 Před 2 měsíci +1

    You can get those bee houses for native Mason and Leaf Cutter Bees. However, after a couple of years they can get mite infestations that will actually kill the bees, so you have to swap out the drilled blocks or occasionally, or use the paper tubes you can swap out when they don't have eggs in them. I use the one's with the layered blocks that are rubber banded together, where you actually harvest the pupae in the fall and take them out, clean the blocks and actually put the pupae in the fridge for the winter. Then put them back out in the Spring. A lot of people don't realize too that the native bee hotels can become feeding stations for birds, so you need to put like a wire mesh bird guard. So there's some minor work involved, but it can make a difference in local bee populations.

  • @Blalack77
    @Blalack77 Před 2 měsíci

    Colorado was my family's go-to vacation destination too - and then it became mine and my first wife's place (more than once, we drove non-stop all the way from Arkansas to Colorado, and back - all in a Fri-Sun weekend - 20 hours there, sleep, 20 hours back) - and right in that specific area - Durango, Silverton, my wife and I really liked to camp at Black Canyon of the Gunnison but most importantly, Ouray. I just always loved the unique, crisp air/air pressure, temperature/humidity and just the all around vibe/environment/feeling up there - it just felt kind of mystical/magical and made me feel kind of at peace or something.
    I've lived 99.9% of my life in Arkansas (minus a brief stint in Sammamish/Seattle, Washington with my wife - interestingly, we left like a month before Covid hit) and I love it here but I've always said if I were to live anywhere else, it would be southern Colorado - and I always kind of considered it my second home. And I've been to every state west of the Mississippi minus California - never really had the desire - and even less nowadays.
    But every trip we made to Colorado, I had to go gold panning - not really readily available here in Arkansas - but we do have diamonds. But it seems like with my family's first trip out west like in the mid-90's maybe, we went to both Colorado and Yellowstone among other places - and in both places, there had been recent, severe wildfires. Like in Yellowstone, most of the trees and foliage were charred and dead - and in Colorado, seems like there was a lot of burned up land around Durango and I remember riding that Durango-Silverton train and it seems like the ride was cut short due to an active wildfire further ahead on the tracks. Not sure what that rant was about... Just reminiscing to myself I guess lol..

  • @BabsisHere
    @BabsisHere Před měsícem

    That first Big Foot vid was so ridiculous! I used to have a really flat butt, but it never looked like I had a board surgically implanted into it! 🤣🤣🤣

  • @jeanneames9924
    @jeanneames9924 Před 2 měsíci

    I wanted to let you know I have been watching your show on TV for years now. I love everything about it.
    I wanted to wish you & your family a very merry Christmas & a wonderful new year! I truly love what you do. 🎄⛄🙋
    Thank you so much ❤

  • @DavidFrostbite
    @DavidFrostbite Před 2 měsíci +1

    21:45 Reminds me of a favorite bit of flavor text from Oxygen Not Included _"This Celeste is paralyzed by the knowledge that others have memories and perceptions of her she can't control."_

  • @Merennulli
    @Merennulli Před 2 měsíci +148

    The part that upsets me most is the bees that commercially pollinate our food never declined. The panic was about colony collapse syndrome which did worryingly take out whole colonies without explanation at the time, leading to worries IF it started to spread faster than the growth of the beekeeping industry. But while individual beekeepers were hurt, every year of that panic saw an increase in colonies. Meanwhile, outcry over those same bees killing off local pollinators was largely ignored or was mistaken for a call to help apiary bees.

    • @lunaticbz3594
      @lunaticbz3594 Před 2 měsíci +9

      I do remember some of the most shocking and devastating photos coming from commercial bee keepers in California.
      Though it always confused as me as to why the mass deaths were treated as a mystery. As if you schedule the bees, and the herbicide on the same fields at the same time. Your going to get a lot of dead bees.
      Definately made for great scare mongering, but I imagine at some point farmers and the bee keepers communicate on when the herbicide, or insecticide is getting sprayed and don't put the colonies in the fields at those times.

    • @ferretyluv
      @ferretyluv Před 2 měsíci +8

      But it did result in lots of places banning glyphosate, which is good.

    • @whitedragoness23
      @whitedragoness23 Před 2 měsíci +2

      Maybe people should stop messing with nature and let it handle itself. The more we interfere the worse we made it. Also we need to decrease human population and let nature have room on this planet.

    • @lunaticbz3594
      @lunaticbz3594 Před 2 měsíci +7

      @@whitedragoness23 I know Malthusian philosophy has been making a comeback over the last couple of decades but I'd just like to point out Malthus was wrong in all his predictions in his own life time. And has been wrong ever since. World population has gone up over 6 Billion people since his dire predictions that the world was getting too crowded and was unsustainable.

    • @Merennulli
      @Merennulli Před 2 měsíci +8

      @@whitedragoness23Let me be abundantly clear - no matter what way you envision that plan of yours playing out, you ARE talking about genocide. The developed world is below replacement levels of births and has been for a while. When you talk about reducing the human population, you ARE talking about the genocide of people less fortunate than yourself for no other reason than you had an idea and felt other people's lives are less important than your idea. Even if you were completely delusional and thought you could just convince billions of people to go along with your plan, the people who are disproportionately affected by your plan is inherently a form of genocide.
      Do not expect another reply. I have zero tolerance for people with "ideals" that put human lives below a badly thought through plan that even attempting to act on would destroy the environment as a byproduct of the wars it would cause.

  • @DylanWagner-tz8yb
    @DylanWagner-tz8yb Před 2 měsíci +1

    Joe my friend, as usual, you share knowledge, and wisdom, with such a humble and sincere desire to teach. Again, I applaud you and wish you the best in the coming new year! Peace, bro, and thanks for being you!

  • @matejapavlic8519
    @matejapavlic8519 Před 2 měsíci

    Congratulations on your soon-to-be anniversary and thank you for what you do 😊 Have a great year 🎉

  • @user-tc2fy2ux8u
    @user-tc2fy2ux8u Před 2 měsíci +1

    Love your videos Joe your intelligence and clever wit have everything about what I look for in a channel and you and WhyFiles are my go to guys at the moment. Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season with blessings abundant this year Thanks to you and all who help for creating the top notch videos you’ve shared on this channel Peace and love Cheers

  • @danr1920
    @danr1920 Před 2 měsíci +18

    My smart phone camera knows if I'm taking a photo of a person, so it adjusts to make a great photo. Likewise it knows if it's a Bigfoot or UFO and makes adjustments to be out of focus!

  • @donatehilltop
    @donatehilltop Před měsícem

    Happy new year Joe Scott i don’t remember how long ive watched your videos but thank you for sharing and thank you for being here, you’re a big part of my youtube experience

  • @billstrozberg3932
    @billstrozberg3932 Před měsícem +1

    Here in Brazil we have dozens of local, stingless and slow growing bee species, and there are many plants that the European Honeybees can't phisically pollinate, so there are plants on the risk of disapearing because they are barely being pollinated anymore

  • @beerkiller
    @beerkiller Před 2 měsíci +1

    Joe you never seem to just repeat my thoughts back to me. Infact you always seem to make think a little bit. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

  • @emmettturner9452
    @emmettturner9452 Před měsícem

    In my near 45 years in the Southeastern USA, I’ve literally never seen a feral honeybee hive. I’ve seen them in SoCal, but not Georgia, Florida, etc. Furthhermore, the bees themselves don’t seem to be super-common. I only ever came across them near beekeeper boxes. Heck, I lived on the same side of the neighborhood as a beekeeper back in the ‘80s and ‘90s and I only ever saw wasps, dirt daubers, yellow jackets, hornets, bumble bees, carpenter bees, and something we called “sweat bees” (smaller than honeybees) unless I went over to those honeybee hives to check them out. Granted, I wasn’t exactly growing anything to attract them but I still saw plenty of other pollinators on the clover, daffodils, dandelions, hibiscus, roses, ragweed, marigold, etc.
    My point is, it’s always weird to me to hear people talk about them like seeing honeybees around is just a fact of life for people in the USA. They simply aren’t that ubiquitous.

  • @Commonsenseisnotcommon8
    @Commonsenseisnotcommon8 Před 2 měsíci

    21:46 I had this realization and honestly this afternoon, it’s kind of ironic you’re talking about it. I was standing in the middle of Chick-fil-A. Waiting for my mobile order and I was just kind of watching everybody and just kind of thinking like yeah what all their lives were like you know cause it’s the holiday look like people were going out shopping people that were working people were getting off work they were switching shifts and I just started thinking like they’re going to do I don’t know I just was mind blowing. And it’s crazy expressed it exactly what I was thinking. Yeah it’s very overwhelming to think about everybody having a life is full as you experience. It’s a lot of energy.

  • @randommadness1021
    @randommadness1021 Před 2 měsíci +49

    That big foot is a guy in a homemade ghilly suit. I wore mine once to go hunting in the hills behind my house. When I walked outside, I scared the life out of a group of kids who all ran away shouting "Swamp monster" was funny as hell, but I had to get up the hills quickly cause I didn't want to speak to the parents who were all coming out lol😂

    • @MindinViolet
      @MindinViolet Před 2 měsíci +9

      There is nothing scarier than a group of angry parents out to tackle the local swamp monster.

    • @BeaverZer0
      @BeaverZer0 Před 2 měsíci +2

      That's what it looked like to me.

    • @davidanderson2357
      @davidanderson2357 Před 2 měsíci +1

      I had no idea there was swamps up in them thar hills.

    • @desperadox7565
      @desperadox7565 Před 2 měsíci +3

      And you probably didn't want to get shot.

    • @NooOneSpecial
      @NooOneSpecial Před 2 měsíci

      😂😂😂 tell me how you made it. Scaring locals and groups of kids in my area just seems like a wholesome memory to me 😂😂

  • @TestSpaceMonkey
    @TestSpaceMonkey Před měsícem

    The use of mirror examples for developmental milestones reminds me of a metaphor they keep returning to on the "Your Undivided Attention" podcast - that a lot of problems in social media are rooted in how it is a "fun house mirror" reflection of ourselves and others and we need to develop a better awareness of its particular distortions.

  • @Ktmfan450
    @Ktmfan450 Před měsícem +1

    Becoming a bee keeper brings a new meaning "What do you do for money? Honey"

  • @lwbaum1
    @lwbaum1 Před měsícem

    I really like your channel. It's informative, entertaining, and covers stories off the beaten track. I even liked your ad this time. I usually skip over them, but I was happy to see your ad for GiveWell because I've been donating using their recommendations for several years. Their research estimates that some of the most efficient charities save lives for a few thousand dollars each. I love a bargain, and I can't think of a bigger bargain than that.

  • @martyfrey2525
    @martyfrey2525 Před 22 dny

    The final piece about "human awareness" reminds me of when I first moved to California for work. I would say that it's really focused in the Bay Area/SoCal parts of the state, but having lived most of my life in the Midwest, I was shocked when I came into contact with native Californians who had an overwhelming sense of entitlement and self-importance. Working as a manager in a huge company with a large amount of people from all over the country, we developed a shorthand reference to those native Californians that displayed this propensity most flagrantly as "California Entitled" or "CE" for short. (Yes, I know it's also an abbreviation for "Church of England" but one of the managers was Irish and don't get me started on his issues with the English) So, if there was a possibility to lead a team or a project and we had a handful of people to choose from, the arguments consisted mostly of who would be the best leaders, and invariably someone would chime in with the comment "Well she does do a good job and is creative but her CE is never going to allow her be a good leader".

  • @shawnrobertson8051
    @shawnrobertson8051 Před 2 měsíci

    Its being suggested, that the opposite of the algorithm feed of the "filter bubble" may be true, because as algorithms go towards interaction, and we are more likely to interact with things we disagree with, a platform may continue to feed you things you disagree with. You may still mentally isolate from it, and say no the whole time. Then again, some of the algorithms are based on watch time, and if you stop watching something when you disagree, or swipe to the next video, then it could "filter bubble" again as it reduces content like that. It is interesting how the Algorithms are blamed, but they are only actually as good as the design and implementation, as well as my understanding is that the platforms aren't specifically trying to lean the algorithm one way or another, but rather achieve a balance that keeps viewers watching, interacting, and staying on the app/platform. Absolutely mind blowing stuff.

  • @anthellis
    @anthellis Před 2 měsíci +40

    Fun game to play. It’s called the “what not” game. Every time Joe says “what not”, you take a shot. I think he said it 8 times in this video. Play with caution. lol. Happy anniversary Joe. Been learning from you for years.

  • @martingustafson9550
    @martingustafson9550 Před měsícem

    On the topic of Bigfoot...I've never seen one but I believe I may have heard Bigfoot on two different ocations and years apart. Also about 100 miles away from the two locations. The first time I was with a friend, we were sitting in the middle of a road that had no traffic that night. As we decided to head back we stood up. As we were slipping our shoes back on we heard a roar, flowed be multiple roar! Each one was deeper and louder then the previous! My friend and I looked at each other in terror and immediately started RUNNING for our lives! I didn't stop or look back until I got exhausted. I don't know what it was but I've never heard anything that compares. The BASS was so deep not even Vince McMann compete with! The second time hearing Bigfoot I heard a roar erupt that was so extreme the voice echoed off a big hill and i was hearing the initial roar flowed right behind the echo! And once again it was the most ferrous sound I've heard. After it stopped all the dogs in the area started barking like crazy! Can anyone else relate to this?

  • @sarahallegra6239
    @sarahallegra6239 Před 2 měsíci

    Happy holidays, Joe! Thanks for another eye-opening year 😊

  • @chrislarson9335
    @chrislarson9335 Před 2 měsíci

    I didn't realize I was watching the sopranos, where's my "Love you guys, take care!" XD

  • @Rooblemax
    @Rooblemax Před 2 měsíci

    Enjoy your holiday season Joe. Appreciate your varied and meticulously researched topics. Cheers

  • @marshawoods4983
    @marshawoods4983 Před 2 měsíci

    I just love your channel and I think you are great. Yeah, I’ve been watching you about 10 years. I trust you and your content..
    And I greatly appreciate your sense of humor 😂

  • @b3astlyify
    @b3astlyify Před 2 měsíci +17

    I always try my absolute best to remember what was discussed towards the end of the video. Because realizing everyone is going through just as complex of the "human experience". I find it helps everyone with accepting tough things, like mental health problems and but circumstances.

  • @EmeralBookwise
    @EmeralBookwise Před měsícem

    Not a father, but I am an uncle and the most fascinating thing about watching my nephew has been seeing him go from this newborn lump of flesh with clearly no awareness of what is going on around him, and day by day turning into an actually alert entity who while he still doesn't really understand the world is at least trying to engage with and figure things out.
    At 8 months old, I don't know if he is a "person" or not yet, but he's more of a person now than he was on the day he was born.

  • @kellybennett1790
    @kellybennett1790 Před měsícem

    Randomly stopped at an energy plant in Iceland and it was honestly one of the most interesting parts of our trip. So if you’re going to Iceland, I highly recommend it!

  • @terrysincheff6682
    @terrysincheff6682 Před 2 měsíci

    I make bee boxes for the native bees, like the Osmia Lignaria.
    Here in the Minneapolis area, there are heating contractors who run pipes over 10' down where the temp is a constant 52° F. This water can be used in a heat pump to heat in the winter and cool in the summer.

  • @tirkentube
    @tirkentube Před 2 měsíci

    adults really struggle with the final question in the video, but i think for me, my first thoughts about other's experiences was probably in or around middle school or high school, i think before then, you could tell me that other people didn't have the things i had or i was lucky to have the family i had, but i don't think i "realized it" until at least middle school, and i mean, got to a point where i thought "they can't help it." the first time i wondered about whether other people saw green when i saw red though, i would often ponder that as a child, probably around 8 years old. i also know that my step-brother who had different birth parents also wondered this question around the same time, and he was 2 years younger than i was, but perhaps he was wondering it because i asked him, i can't remember. growing older, this question would come back to my mind constantly. the truth is, some people do see colors differently, but we have a pretty good understanding about those forms of color-blindedness, but due to the wavelength of light, and the way light reflects off of objects, these wavelenghts and the rods and cones in our eyes, will only produce a certain reaction to certain wavelengths, and so it's almost a guarantee that by and large, we all see the same colors (except for the color-blind among us).
    as for empathizing with other people, and imagining how they view the world, or what their experiences are, well i like to think that i ponder on that a lot, but i'm certainly not out there coordinating charity efforts or anything, something which i greatly admire in people who do, and something that must require a great deal of empathy. But, with humans, we tend to turn our empathy on and off. I'm a recovering addict (8 years sober), and i work with younger people, and i will catch myself saying things that i think are funny, about partying or something, but that these young people have never been to a party, they've never drank a beer, they've never seen marijuana, some of them never even driven a car at 26 years old, and their entire social lives from middle school onward have basically been online. So, where i still have this image of "cool" being the guy who's got a lot of friends and parties all the time and gets the girls, these younger people don't care about any of that, in fact they probably would look down on it in some cases, and they focus more on their online appearance, their snapmaps, their tiktoks, etc. Now obviously there's young people who party, and there's people older than me who are more focused about their online persona than many young people, but in general, i've noticed a change, and i will often forget that not everyone partied through college. But, yeah, i think knowing people with different experiences can be fun, but being on the same page about things can be difficult. I haven't drank in years, and yet i still have this idea in my head that the "perfect" night is going out drinking in a bar, meeting a beautfiul girl, drinking and dancing with her all night, maybe going to a party, etc etc etc, but i'm down to chill at home nowadays as well. But, there's a lot of people who have never even done that, despite me feeling like not only is it a lot of fun, but i've had some of the best moments of my life, some of the best conversations at 3am beneath the stars, half-drunk with 4 people i barely know, and yet, others would think if they're not debating finance in an office somewhere, they aren't having fun, and so, i mean who knows, i guess we all have our goals and ambitions, and some of us like to have fun, some of us like to be productive, some of us like to cause havok, some of us like to cause pain.

  • @damdamfino
    @damdamfino Před měsícem

    I remember precisely the moment I realized other people had their own thoughts bouncing around in their heads. I was probably around 5 and I was in my parents car, and it was such a “whoaaaa dude” universe moment.

  • @EarnestBunbury
    @EarnestBunbury Před 2 měsíci +53

    Here in Bavaria, Germany, many traditional restaurants present various stuffed animals that got sewed together into one animal. Usually it is a rabbit with wings of a duck and some antlers on its head. It is called a Wolpertinger. The Jackalope looks similar

    • @elephantsarenuts5161
      @elephantsarenuts5161 Před 2 měsíci +5

      Wolpertinger ... my new German word for the day.

    • @EarnestBunbury
      @EarnestBunbury Před 2 měsíci

      you should definitely remember it. It will come useful, once you come to Bavaria and face problems with this annoying pest. They watch you with their dark eyes and as soon as you leave, they come to life and tear you back to your seat to order another beer@@elephantsarenuts5161

    • @Gooberpatrol66
      @Gooberpatrol66 Před 2 měsíci +2

      I've never heard of this before but that's the most German thing ever

    • @MrChristianDT
      @MrChristianDT Před 2 měsíci

      Is that all it is? It's not a traditional thing?

    • @EarnestBunbury
      @EarnestBunbury Před 2 měsíci

      according to German Wikipedia the first Wolpertinger appeared by the 19. century. Taxidermists had started making and selling them to tourists.
      A famous method to catch a wild Wolpertinger ist to go into the wild with a beautiful girl to attract the animal. In order to not frighten it, there must not be any more people nearby. Similar to the unicorn, Wolpertingers are only attracted by the fairest of them all.
      the hunting museum in Munich states, that the animal is very shy and eats only the "soft brains of the Prussians" (Germans from further north, Bavarians and Prussians usually dislike each other) @@MrChristianDT

  • @johnathansaegal3156
    @johnathansaegal3156 Před měsícem

    Reno (specifically southern Reno) has had a geothermal plant for decades. It doesn't provide massive additions to our grid, but a few percentage points of power production has been solid for decades (since the early 90s at least). There are no volcanoes near Reno, but the remnants of past volcanoes along the California-Nevada borders near Mammoth Mountain area are still lingering in Reno deep underground.

  • @AzazelSanteros
    @AzazelSanteros Před 2 měsíci

    Joe Scott is awesome.. his sense of humor & the way he comunicates science to average "joes" is truly a nice change of pace to the crappy clickbait that seems to dominate the youtube landsvape..
    Thanks Joe!

  • @chrisstott3508
    @chrisstott3508 Před měsícem

    We use a lot of Geothermal in New Zealand. There are challenges.
    1: You have to pump the water back after you use it, because you'll be crucified if you release it into a river!
    2: Bores stop working after a while, so you must drill new bores, and install large pipes to the new bores.
    3: Mineral-rich steam is corrosive.
    Geothermal is good, and profitable, but it's sure not trivial.

  • @blubastud
    @blubastud Před 2 měsíci

    21:48 OMG there's a word for that!!!! I swear to God this happened to me on the way to class when I was in college. It hit me like a ton of bricks. It gives you a different level of empathy.

  • @anthonycamilleri7297
    @anthonycamilleri7297 Před měsícem

    thank you so much for your wonderful content and i hope you and your loved ones had a safe festive season.cheers from melbourne australia

  • @lisadioguardi5742
    @lisadioguardi5742 Před 2 měsíci +8

    On the Colorado bigfoot video: People know when trains come by and will do all sorts of things. Just taking Amtrak from Glenwood Springs to Denver, I witnessed three different instances of mooning.

  • @Loganxmusic9339
    @Loganxmusic9339 Před měsícem

    I love the term sonder. I remember vividly experiencing it on my first day of preschool. I had a classmate with spina bifida, who needed a walker to get around. I had never experienced anything like that up until that point, and I just remember thinking about how his experience must be so much different from my own. And as I saw different behaviors from all the other kids I realized none of us had the same life or experiences.

  • @MrCreeper20k
    @MrCreeper20k Před 2 měsíci

    The crying laughing face bee near the beginning was way funnier than it had any right to be lolll.

  • @rickknight1810
    @rickknight1810 Před měsícem

    Excellent segment on geothermal, Joe! The reason geothermal seems to be gaining ground now is because of better materials and better drilling technologies. In energy, it's always marginal cost vs profit, and a few obscure engineering advances can make all the difference. It's also a matter of where the market is in competition for investment money. In the past decade or so, wind, solar, and batteries were eating up the money, but now with fossil fuels starting to decline, companies that have drilling expertise are looking at geothermal. Plus, electric demand is really starting to go up fast and so more clean firm sources (firm means always available) are becoming more and more important. It's just a matter of a bunch of things coming together.

  • @Aedren
    @Aedren Před 2 měsíci +1

    Has it been 10 years allready? :O
    On towards at least another 10 years worth of great content!

  • @RickopotamusRocks
    @RickopotamusRocks Před 2 měsíci

    I just want to say I love you man! You're an incredible human being.

  • @briangoslin1973
    @briangoslin1973 Před 2 měsíci

    I LOVED that you distiguished between the illinformed content creator and the content aggregator in terms if what should be trimmed. Thanks for the sensible content. The bit about geothermal was really interesting and sent me off on a tangent. I'm a huge proponent of nuclear as a majority scaling solution, but geo thermal has a lot of the same merits. Its very cool that it's not deeply dependant on exotic materials. It's not an intermitent source. And it can be done with out taking up lots of habitat, largely because of the 'sideways' boring techniques you mentioned now days. The no nearly free of carbon thing is just a bonus!

  • @MainBattleRobot1701
    @MainBattleRobot1701 Před 2 měsíci +13

    Me: Settles down for a 1 1/2 week Christmas / New Year Vacation, “Man, this is nice. There can’t possibly be any more existential dread now, right?”
    Joe: “Hold my Bees.”

  • @madmaxfzz
    @madmaxfzz Před měsícem

    I have installed a few geothermal systems in the past, and the main concept is that below several feet underground or underwater, the temperature is pretty stable year round. There3fore in the summer, heat can be pumped into the ground for cooling and in the winter heat can be extrac6ed from the ground to provide heatto a building. The primary configurations are the lake loop (under 10 ft of water), the vertical ground loop and the horizontal ground loop. The systems are more expensive to install, but are extremely efficient and with proper insulation can reduce the heating/cooling bill significantly and the savings make up for the expense of installation.

  • @sebastienbrouillard
    @sebastienbrouillard Před 2 měsíci

    For me, on your social media parts about opinion etc.
    If I'm watching one of your videos it means that I'm trusting you to explain or tell a story about something I didn't know yet. You are excellent btw !
    I love your videos, a lot of other channels sucks balls with their stock videos usage.

  • @eric2500
    @eric2500 Před měsícem +2

    Cats are invasive also. Keep kitty inside or but a bell on the collar, boy kitties need an operation so they roam less.

  • @dancampbell189
    @dancampbell189 Před měsícem +1

    I was 12 years old when I realized that other people might see colours differently... Because my right eye sees slightly different colours than my left.
    I have astigmatism, and one day in bright sunlight, I was closing one eye and then the other, for some reason, when I realized that my eyes were seeing the colour saturation of the world differently!
    I didn't connect it to my astigmatism immediately, but my right eye needs Significantly more correction than my left.
    Also, I can only notice this effect in full spectrum sunlight, not artificial light

  • @the1khronohs40
    @the1khronohs40 Před měsícem

    Wow! Has it been 10 years already? 😮
    10 years of pure awesomeness!!! 😁🙌🥳

  • @UATU.
    @UATU. Před 2 měsíci +52

    I grew up near the “bigfoot” spotting, and had a good chuckle first time watching. If it had been any creature other than a human in a (very suspiciously well-groomed) fur suit, it wouldn’t have been casually strolling along the rail lines and copping a squat in tiny sagebrush in full view of tourists.

    • @richardshippful
      @richardshippful Před 2 měsíci +5

      And it sure made a bunch of furtive movements for something trying to blend in. But hey maybe Sqautch just like to wave while hiding in plain sight.

    • @joescott
      @joescott  Před 2 měsíci +4

      Yeah for the greatest hide and seek champion of all time, that was pretty visible.

    • @Arkantos117
      @Arkantos117 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@joescott To be fair it's not like they wouldn't have individual personalities if they existed.

    • @SpeedOfThought1111
      @SpeedOfThought1111 Před 2 měsíci

      @@joescott i agree it's certainly just a guy in a costume, but i thought it was strange when you said who knows how tall it is because we have no idea how tall the bushes are. i get you're saying there's no absolute scale to go by, but isn't that something that can easily be determined? the basic average height of that bush/shrub?

    • @UATU.
      @UATU. Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@SpeedOfThought1111 I’m 5’ and most all sagebrush is at my chest height or lower (at least the brush in NM and southern CO. That’s what made me laugh, a coyote couldn’t hide there very well.

  • @AGenericFool
    @AGenericFool Před měsícem +1

    Not sure, but in Germany we have a "Wolpertinger" instead of Jackalope, which is the same thing, but sometimes with hawk wings and I think the first sculpture of that is at least a hundred years older than the Wyoming Jackalope thing.
    But ye since a hare with antlers is not that crazy of an idea/thought the real original is probably from an unknown place/origin way way way further back in recorded history.

  • @bensimpson2419
    @bensimpson2419 Před 2 měsíci

    What I found interesting about the Bigfoot story is it does highlight how a large primate could go undetected.
    I don’t think it was a Bigfoot but you could see how when it got still it blended into the scenery nearly perfectly. I live in the northwest and the forest is very dense and vast so with a coat that is optimized for the area and has mud and brush in it, it’s not totally crazy to think there are things out there that we just don’t see.
    I don’t know if Bigfoots exist but I kind of hope they do.

  • @sebastianwrites
    @sebastianwrites Před 2 měsíci

    "Dogs and cat living together..." a line from Ghostbusters!

  • @tHebUm18
    @tHebUm18 Před 2 měsíci

    21:00 Had such a fun game of this with a mirror and my niece/nephew (twins) like a year ago when they were 3 (maybe back to 2?) trying to teach them to understand you's/me's in the mirror. 😆

  • @RalfOltmanns
    @RalfOltmanns Před měsícem +1

    About Bigfoot: What kept the helicopter crew to get closer and investigate? Well, I assume, getting closer and zooming in would reveal the zipper attaching the costume at certain spots.

  • @bazoo513
    @bazoo513 Před 2 měsíci +69

    21:47 - I remember, vaguely, experiencing that feeling for the first time really strongly: I was travelling with my family by a night train through a sparsely populated part of the country; I saw through a window, in all-encompassing darkness, a lone lit window in distance. Realization that there are people there, each of which are "I" tor themselves, and to them I am just an abstract person maybe there in a distant train rumbling through the night, actually hit me, along with the realization that it was a pure chance that I was _this_ "I", and not some other. I was perhaps six.

    • @eleonarcrimson858
      @eleonarcrimson858 Před 2 měsíci +5

      Shit that must have been powerful

    • @capt.bart.roberts4975
      @capt.bart.roberts4975 Před 2 měsíci +11

      Your first existential crisis, hope you enjoyed it. If you can be said to enjoy an existential crisis. 😐😳🙄

    • @SmickyD
      @SmickyD Před 2 měsíci +5

      Now try shrooms and apply that thought process to the entire universe. Get back to me!

    • @SneedyKetler
      @SneedyKetler Před 2 měsíci +4

      I’d love to be on a night train. Not exactly applicable where I live in the US.
      But I’ve had a smattering of epiphanies in my lifetime and they are golden moments in my existence.

    • @julius43461
      @julius43461 Před 2 měsíci

      Meh, I can't prove that, so solipsism it is.

  • @MashIsMe
    @MashIsMe Před 2 měsíci

    I very distinctly remember having that thought about colour perception in year 5 or 6. I tried to explain it to someone at the time but was looked at like I was saying something profoundly dumb because the response was something along the line of "but we all know the sky is blue" yadda yadda.
    I also had the tangental idea at the time that everyone actually had the same favourite colour but because we could all be seeing colours differently noone could ever tell but that was soon snuffed out when I realised that favourite colours can change over time and surely we'd notice a change in perceived colour of common objects.
    Either our colour perception would have to change so gradually that our brains re-write our memories to match the new hues, basically gaslighting ourselves (not out of the question to be fair, memories are malleable), or that theory about everyone having the same favourite colour was a load of silly doo doo child brain trying to be clever hoo haa.

    • @MashIsMe
      @MashIsMe Před 2 měsíci

      I got distracted from what I meant to say. I remember it coming up a few times later on in life and it was alway framed as this profound and deep thought experiment but genuinely everytime someone tried framing it like that confused me because I assumed it was just a thought everyone had as a kid.
      Also with the "specific time" comment. I used to travel a lot around trains and would calculate time needed to get from point a to b etc etc and would communicate with times like "I'll leave at 1311 to get to the station by 1317 to allow for time to get the ticket and to the platform for the 1322 train. It should get to X at 1346 on average for the typical 24 minute journey" etc etc and people would be say "1346 is super specific" but like.. it's no more specific than 1345? People would often look at me like I'm spewing crazy talk then too.

  • @williamtate79
    @williamtate79 Před 2 měsíci

    Remindes me of the Dewey Cox withdrawal scene. "He needs more blankets AND he needs less blankets."

  • @jobieheiser443
    @jobieheiser443 Před 2 měsíci

    While riding in the car as a teenager I used to play this game in my head where I would pick a person a passed by going 30MPH and try to put myself in their shoes, watching my car pass at 30MPH. Then I would continue imagining their lives going forward from that point in time, where they walked, how they felt, what they might be doing. I would just zone out for the entire car ride imagining myself in this other person's life, even though I knew nothing about them other than where they were in that exact moment.

  • @TheRealOfficerVi
    @TheRealOfficerVi Před 2 měsíci +1

    Merry christmas Joe and happy new years!

  • @hashkangaroo
    @hashkangaroo Před měsícem

    2:40 My immediate thought was "Somebody's messing around with the ghillie suit again."

  • @pillmuncher67
    @pillmuncher67 Před 2 měsíci +58

    Fun Fact: Here in Bavaria we call Jackalope-like animals Wolpertinger (pronounced Woipadinga). Some have also beaks, wings, or bird claws.

    • @obsti
      @obsti Před 2 měsíci +3

      I had to think of the Wolpertinger as well xD Greetings from a fellow bavarian^^

    • @Thurgosh_OG
      @Thurgosh_OG Před 2 měsíci +5

      Didn't World of Warcraft have a Wolpertinger pet inthe game?

    • @pillmuncher67
      @pillmuncher67 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@Thurgosh_OG Did they? I don't know such things because I'm not a gamer.

    • @paradisepipeco
      @paradisepipeco Před 2 měsíci +2

      I live way out back in the outback, and your comment frightened me at first. But the local sasquatch told me that the wendigo told him that fortunately, the Wolpertinger isn't a real animal. So I asked him if the Wolpertinger is some kind of vegetable then, but the big galoot climbed onto his unicorn and rode away into the sunrise _(he's a little dyslexic)._
      I just hope dem dam furshlugginer Wolpertingers don't show up around here, boy howdy. I got me some plenty enough varmint trouble already, because every time I plant a row of Cheerios out back _(here in the outback),_ the chupacabras and drop bears raid my garden before I can harvest my crop of delicious donuts.
      *_"Too much planet; not enough yetis."_*
      ~~ A Lonesome Bigfoot
      🙊🙉🙈

    • @desperadox7565
      @desperadox7565 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@paradisepipeco Wolpertinger are harmless.(And totally real)

  • @shatnerdy
    @shatnerdy Před 2 měsíci

    I choked when you made the apples/oranges commentary. Thank you. For all your informative content, thank you.

  • @paulgillespie542
    @paulgillespie542 Před 2 měsíci

    Larry Niven and Edward Lerner use the concept of a Legal Entity in their science fiction novels. Three defining characteristics are : self awareness, sentience, freedom of choice/action. Self awareness is still not well understood, but a work in progress. Sentience, for me, is the ability to observe, analyze or emote, and act accordingly ( this implies learning). Freedom of action/choice means the Entity can choose to do anything within its capabilities (including crimes!).

  • @gregswank4912
    @gregswank4912 Před měsícem

    As a native Coloradan, who has been on that train both in the 80’s, and in 2022, I can say that the Durango-Silverton Railroad is exactly the type of place someone would go to both be far away from any road while also in a spot you’d be guaranteed to be photographed and recorded by a bunch of tourists at a distance. There’s no way that’s not a person in some type of costume. I love Bigfoot the same way I love dragons, mummies, and "El Chupanibre". Fantasy creatures.

  • @jackprier7727
    @jackprier7727 Před 2 měsíci

    I used to have the low hum of clouds of tiny native bees swarming my dozens of early-flowering currants. Hardly hear/see them since a beekeeper moved in a half-mile away, just a few honeybees-

  • @domainmojo2162
    @domainmojo2162 Před měsícem

    I knew it! 😀
    When the bee-shortage thing came up, I just laughed it off and continued on with my life, cause I knew we'd come up with something to counter it, but that it would turn out to be absured... and I was right.

  • @legomojo
    @legomojo Před 2 měsíci +7

    When you brought up ‘sonder’ my immediate reactions was, “Wait… do people actually experience?” Then I thought about it. I thought about all the people I’ve gotten to interact with through life and work… and you know what? I believe it now. 😂

  • @lorpis8284
    @lorpis8284 Před měsícem

    Good show! I have noticed people are loosing their ability to comprehend objectivity. It's not that they never grew to realize it; rather, something removed it.

  • @JohnPatrickCarroll
    @JohnPatrickCarroll Před měsícem

    Hey, pre/early congrats on your tenth anniversary as a full-time CZcamsr!!

  • @rolandscherer1574
    @rolandscherer1574 Před měsícem

    Jackalope is seen also in Germany, mostly after having had some beer, it is called "Wolpertinger".

  • @mjrippe
    @mjrippe Před měsícem

    Great episode. Love the plug for GiveWell, I will check them out for sure.