MythBusters Follow-Up: The Success of the Scientific Method (via More to Explore)


MythBusters always offers wonderful examples of disruptive innovation!

The Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center’s blog post, revisiting Archimedes’ Solar Ray experiment, is even more compelling given the collective role of MythBuster Fans. Fans responded with alternative suggestions, creating an opportunity for MythBusters to dig deeper.

Creative innovation relies on multiple attempts at failure and an ability to continuously challenge what is labeled “Final”.

MythBusters Follow-Up: The Success of the Scientific Method by Katie Bowell, Curator of Cultural Interpretation How many of you watched last night’s much anticipated MythBusters episode? I’ll admit, I’m disappointed that 500 mirrors couldn’t set a ship on fire. That would have been really cool. Three times now, the MythBusters team have tried to answer the question: can you set a ship on fire using mirrors to focus the energy of the sun? And three times the answer has been: no. Some people might look at t … Read More

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