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    I have a few times stumbled into a conversation that delt with a "myth" that the mythbusters directly tested. Sometimes when I bring up the point that the mythbusters tested it, and give the direct answer, they sometimes blow me off saying its not a reliable source. Is this justified?

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    It's anecdotal, so in a purely scientific argument it's not viable, since they haven't performed a series of imperialistic experiments. If it's some joe-shmoe argument, and they're just using anecdotes, then sure mythbusters works fine.

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    Someone was saying that snow plows with a pointed tip, could slice a car in half if both were going at full speed head on at each other. They tested this on mythbusters in several ways and it didn't work at all, it never got through the engine block.

    So I said they did that exactly on the mythbusters and they just shut me down.

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    This was months ago though...

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    imperialistic experiments
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    Yes Mythbusters is a viable souce, I love watching it!

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    A viable souce indeed, Pure Yoshi.

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    Yes, it is.

    Mythbusters is a great show.
    If you wanna experiment, make sure they have done it first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    Someone was saying that snow plows with a pointed tip, could slice a car in half if both were going at full speed head on at each other. They tested this on mythbusters in several ways and it didn't work at all, it never got through the engine block.

    So I said they did that exactly on the mythbusters and they just shut me down.
    If something doesn't seem plausible the need for evidence falls on the claimant, not on the dissenter.

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