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Anchoress
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posted 04 December 2004 04:43 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Where have I been? First I notice they're showing porno - not a fetish 'documentary', not Showgirls, but a genuine wham bam porno movie - on CityTV, now this!

It's a show called Xtreme Mysteries, and the description on The Discovery Channel is fairly innocuous - exactly the kind of thing you'd see on EXN.

For instance: this week's episode, Dinosaur Extinction, is described thusly:

quote:
Are all dinosaurs are extinct?; the fossil record may point to a different kind of disaster that wiped out these creatures.

But the actual show is a propaganda film for the 'Dinosaurs walked the earth with Man' myth, complete with 'experts' showing so-called 'evidence' (such as cave drawings of creatures that look like Godzilla, photos of the rotting carcass of a dinosaur caught in a net in 1976, fossils found together including whole dinosaur skeletons, tools, the footprints of humans and cats, and ... get this ... a human finger (huh?) all proving that the idea of the dinosaurs being killed off by a flood (except for the ones in the Ark) is a viable theory.

It would have been funny if it hadn't been so hideously fake... and ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL!! And I thought the Nefertiti fiasco was the worst mistake they'd make.

The weird thing is I couldn't find anything critical of the show on the 'net... except for this thread on the EXN forum:

http://www.exn.ca/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=282


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Agent 204
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posted 04 December 2004 09:20 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didn't know they showed CityTV in BC.

Is Discovery a Canadian or American channel? Because if it's American, all bets are off.


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Anchoress
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posted 19 December 2004 02:06 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bump.
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Bobolink
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posted 09 January 2005 07:38 PM      Profile for Bobolink   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A good response to "Creationism" can be found here:
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000D4FEC-7D5B-1D07-8E49809EC588EEDF&pageNumber=1&catID=2

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posted 09 January 2005 08:01 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't get the Discovery Channel; I suppose you'd have to wonder about the scientific credentials of the people who decide the programming. It sounds like they could have used a disclaimer [Warning! May not be suitable for viewers without critical faculties.]

So what did they do to Nefertiti?


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Reality. Bites.
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posted 09 January 2005 08:06 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mike Keenan:
I didn't know they showed CityTV in BC.

Is Discovery a Canadian or American channel? Because if it's American, all bets are off.


Citytv has local stations in Toronto and Vancouver. Programming is nearly identical. They also have franchised versions in Bogota, Colombia, and Barcelona, Spain.





Discovery is majority owned by Bell Globemedia


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