Kurzgesagt: billionaire propaganda, stories, and trusting science

The drama (chronological):
🎬Our original video:

• Kurzgesagt and th…
🎬The Hated One’s video:

• How Kurzgesagt Co…
📜Kurzgesagt founder’s text response: https://www.reddit.com/r/kurzgesagt/c…
📜THO’s text response to the response: https://www.reddit.com/r/thehatedone/…
🎬Kurzgesagt’s video response:

• The Business Behi…

Kurzgesagt additional Videos:
🎬Is Civilization on the Brink of Collapse?

• Is Civilization o…
🎬The Last Human – A Glimpse Into The Far Future

• The Last Human – …

Our explainers:
🎬 Capitalocene: how capitalism caused the climate crisis

• Capitalocene: how…
⬆If you want just one video, watch this one!⬆
🎬 Degrowth in 7 minutes: Fighting for climate by living better

• Degrowth in 7 min…
🎬 Solarpunk in 7 minutes: The case for utopia

• Solarpunk in 7 mi…

Gates Foundation grant: https://www.gatesfoundation.org/about…
Open Philanthropy grants: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/gran… https://www.openphilanthropy.org/gran…
Paltering https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.c…

Full contents
00:00 Introduction
02:18 I Kurzgesagt responds to Kurzgesagt
02:22 How far can a 3% go?
04:40 The non-response part of the response
07:52 Grants for translations
09:35 Does a sponsorship really not affect a video
13:12 II Their story: on shaping facts into stories
14:20 Our story: where they left off
17:43 Fact-checking and science: not as clear-cut kind of deal
21:00 Paltering: less-than-lying
22:50 Using sources as a rhetorical device
23:52 Is-ought problem: can science lead to politics?
24:40 III Mission: the most effective way of changing nothing
27:14 Effective altruism problem 1: Testability
30:02 Effective altruism problem 2: Maintaining the status quo
32:15 Effective altruism problem 3: Longtermism fails the most where it succeeds the most
37:15 A very human contrast to the longtermism ad
39:56 A personal note from pan s
42:27 Dark take on effective altruism: pragmatic inhumanity
45:31 IV Conclusion: the battle for long-term outlooks
49:16 TL;DR in 3 lenses
51:09 Final words

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