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There are a lot of youtube channels that specialize in providing people with 'information' unfortunately almost without exception these people are not particularly reliable. They might get one video right only to screw up the next one.

Youtube do not really reward people from being consistent and accurate in terms of spreading information, instead people are rewarded for click-bait and being good entertainers.

 

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Sabine Hossenfelder
While she is good in terms of explaining well-established physics she is pretty bad when she go into more speculative theories or outside her expertise.

She made some questionable claims:

The standard model works just fine
No the standard model of particle doesn't work just fine, it require a large number of free parameters while still failing to fully describe our reality (dark energy, dark matter, gravity, etc).

We still doesn't have accurate values for the neutrino masses, if we had a more fundamental theory it's likely we could have calculated these masses more accurately than we currently can measure.

science doesn't tell us how we ought to act
Actually we can go from an is statement to an ought statement, it's just very difficult

https://vintologi.com/threads/defeating-the-hume-guilliotine.664

you do not have free will
In order to falsify free will in the sense of "ability to have done otherwise" you need to show that our universe is deterministic.

Conscious free will require quantum consciousness in addition to quantum mechanics to be non-deterministic, as far as i know quantum consciousness hasn't been generally falsified.

https://arxiv.org/abs/1508.05929

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/09/free-will-bereitschaftspotential/597736/

 

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Skydivephil
They made multiple interesting videos examining theories for what happened before the big bang, it is of course very unlikely any of these theories are correct but they videos still contained a lot of important information.

 

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Physics Videos by Eugene Khutoryansky
She does a decent job explaining physics but it's not fully reliable


She claimed that the big bang was a white hole which is questionable.
 

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Did fermilab get the twin paradox wrong?
He made a confusing video regarding the twin paradox

He claimed the resolution had nothing to do with acceleration which is false.

 
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