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#17 - lordraine
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(05/15/2013) [-]
The Mythbusters do plenty of controls, and they have multiple data points for pretty much every myth that it's feasible to have them for. You just have to remember that they have to put 3+ myths into every thirty minute episode that they air. A lot of that stuff gets cut, and we're just shown the highlights, but you can see a lot more of the process online by visiting their site, which phdcomics obviously did not do. Apparently you don't need citations for a PHD.

Also, try to keep in mind that Mythbusters is a television show with a budget. They might want to be able to blow up six tractor trailer trucks to confirm definitively that yes, this is/is not possible, but they can probably only afford the one. They even say as much on the show. "We're only going to get one take at this, so we'd better get it right the first time." Sound familiar?

Robots won't ever take over the world, though, no. That's just absurd.