Have sites like khanacademy, veritasium, minutephysics, vsauce and movies like The Martian etc oversaturated all the STEM fields with hurr durr science wannabes who'll (lets be honest here) never work in a STEM field anyway?
Khanacademy is just a resource for education, like a book. Retards could always pick up books so nothing is being changed.
The rest you list is simple entertainment. No one watches the martian and then thinks he wants to be a botanist. At least I hope so.
I also really liked KhanAcademy when I just wanted to get an introduction to economics/finance. It turns out that's the field he works in. So, they may be higher quality than the other topics.
>Talks shit about /sci/ posters
>Posting on /sci/
I will never get this attitude.
>Everyone here is such a retard! E-except for me! I am just here to tell you how retarded you are!
It is also ironic because by posting this, you want to show that you are superior to other /sci/ posters, meaning that the only person you are complaining about is yourself.
You are mocking other /sci/ posters by saying they are all egotistical assholes but you are not.
Why does it bother you anyways? You do know that everything said here is ironic right?
>I was talking about the /si/ board in general, many of us are clearly intelligent.
Yes, this cesspool of egotistical undergrads is really the pinnacle of human intelligence.
It's a clear sign of intelligence when you spend all day posting IQ threads and other stupid shit on a Japanese anime forum.
I have never understood why people could possibly oppose the popularization of STEM fields through content like youtube videos. If it leads to a more widespread better understanding of science, why not? Quit with the hipster attitude already
I'm almost sure that anime increases IQ and intelligence in general. I remember my teenage years when I was a really fucking retard at everything. Then I started watching anime and for a couple of years I was a fucking weeb, talking pseudo-japanese and watching anime all day and once I grew out of it I was all of a sudden really good at mathematics.
I think that this is the mechanism:
You start watching anime
It makes you really fucking autistic, so you get the kind of IQ boost that people with autism have
Then when you grow out of it you stop being autistic but you keep the high IQ.
That is why I know 50% of the people in 4chan are autistic and the other 50% are ex-autists like that me that now have >130 IQs and are also really smart in general.
My IQ according to internet tests is 131
Back in high school, before I started watching anime my mathematics grades were 3.0 (Scale of 1 - 5), so I was barely passing.
After I grew out of the autism phase my grades were literally perfect. I am telling you that my senior math grade was 4.98. Almost flawless.
Now I am 1st semester pure mathematics and living the easy life because of the anime IQ boost.
That's great, but you probably just matured, or engaging in an interest boosted overall happiness and therefore motivation and mental stamina. Anime itself doesn't make you smarter.
You say this like 'actual work' accomplishes anything. At the least if you work in STEM there's a physical tangible discovery or work that you did in a field that goes on to help other people.
All you're doing in actual work is make money from being a small part of a company that provides a minor service
I believe what the op is saying is correct. There seems to be an oversaturation of people in STEM who do not actually care about STEM. Even in my 4000 level classes, my friends who are in the class with me lack genuine interest in the subject. This was a common thread through out university.
> engaging in an interest boosted overall happiness and therefore motivation and mental stamina
You are just rewording what I said. By boosting my motivation and mental stamina, anime increased my IQ.
Probably not but you are smart, I guess.
Not really. I never found myself caring enough to study. I would always just pay attention in class so I would never have to waste my personal time studying. When my grades starting increasing this had not changed. I never studied, I just paid attention.
This means that I started actually understanding things, after I watched anime.
Fair enough. I invite you to try it.
First, to get into the max autism phase you must watch exclusively shows about little girls and shows about a lot of girls in love of just one guy.
When you start talking pseudo-japanese, saying shit like baka, senpai and kawaii you know that you are already a complete autist so your IQ is already >130
What you need now is to get out of the autism phase, to do this you should start watching shows about a lot of manly and strong men. My recommendations are Jojo's Bizzare Adventure and Berserk.
If you are having problems getting out of the autism phase after that then read the manga of those series and that will 100% stop your autism, make your cock double in length and some extra IQ points here and there will be obtained.
After that you will no longer be an autist but you will keep the benefits of the >130 IQ
>cannot tell if trolling or actually retarded
Nigga you think we're special?
Let me tell you a secret about actual smart people.
There is NOTHING but acknowledgements of ignorance, most of the time. Most of the time spent thinking is wondering just how much there is still to know.
There is no "claiming to know". There is "having a hunch that this might work, lets test it out, assuming we would have the resources and approval to start working on that".
It's not a "heh, you're not smart" thing. It's a "are you actually aware if your methodology can achieve anything" thing.
I tried to generalize it for most of STEM, so don't take it at face value. Things more dangerous than false claims are the people who believe them.
This. I'm not sure why there's a hate boner for pop science. Anyone interested in STEM just because of a YouTube general and not for genuine love of the field will quickly be filtered out after freshmen year.