Adam Savage on simple ideas and big discoveries

Adam Savage is a happy mutant hero, a master maker with ethics, personality, warmth, and wit. We are honored that Adam, co-host of Mythbusters, co-founder of Tested, and BB contributor, will speak at our Boing Boing: Ingenuity theatrical experience on Sunday, August 18, in San Francisco! Won't be there in person? Don't fret! We'll be documenting the whole shebang on video for sharing on the site in the coming weeks! Meanwhile, here's Adam's take on "How Simple Ideas Lead To Scientific Discoveries."

Boing Boing: Ingenuity in partnership with Ford C-Max.

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  1. How about, because they are talented...

  2. I defy any person not to like a guy who makes movie-quality sci fi costume replicas for fun in his spare time. In fact, I can't even believe he has spare time, much less enough of it to attend Comic-Con as Admiral Ackbar.

    Disclaimer: his dog recently sniffed my dog's butt, so I'm probably still a little star-struck by the experience.

  3. Im with you Med... This Mythbuster crap needs to be reigned in.

    I am a life long student, I read voraciously, I strive to be a legit scientist. Then along comes the Discovery channel. Next thing I know I have morons chewing my ear about black holes and shit. Granted, we are all on a path and I concede that I am far from my destination, but keep in mind that these same people cant accurately define momentum.

    Adam Savage and his ilk produce a thin gruel to replace true knowledge, learning and understanding( TED, I'm looking at you).

  4. You've been making an effort towards understanding these subjects your entire life and that's great, but now you're essentially complaining that someone else suddenly has an interest in things they may have previously found boring? Discovery, TED, etc. presents these things in a way that more people can grasp. Even if they don't understand everything they see, it leads them to view these topics as things that actually matter. Engage their interest first, you can educate them later.

  5. miasm says:

    Sooo tempted to create a sub topic about Henry but god damn, I dunno if I have the time in my life to read that thread.

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