This Diagram of Earth Is a Lie

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When you learned about the Earth’s interior in school, you were probably shown a diagram that looked like a perfect layer cake. But we've known for a long time that that diagram is... inaccurate at best, and leaves out information that can help us understand what's happening here on the surface!
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  1. SciShow
    Vit më parë

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    1. Flat Earther
      Flat Earther
      4 ditë më parë

      Citizens of our beautiful stationary flat Earth keep in mind that Nasholes, fakeX nor all space agencies can't get high enough to show homosapiens a non CGI Blue marble. Also virgin galactic still a virgin. Just rockets to nowhere 🚀 because of our dome firmament, that's right we are one beautiful family under the dome firmament on our beautiful stationary flat Earth 🙏 let's unite and defund all space agencies and make flat Earth great again 🎶💖 let's end the chemtrails, fracking, GMOs, fluoridation of our waters, DEW direct energy weapons, 5G, and obviously the experimental mutant vaccinations 💉🚀

    2. Will Thomas
      Will Thomas
      3 muaj më parë

      ‘ nanny. Re z The @Cynthia Crusan-Noble

    3. Jason Moore
      Jason Moore
      3 muaj më parë

      Before i get into this video i just want to say of course it's wrong(the diagram) The layer of the earth are not that color and earth's doesn't stick out.

    4. Adam Mcfall
      Adam Mcfall
      Vit më parë

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    5. Oksana Zazula
      Oksana Zazula
      Vit më parë

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  2. ShatnerLover
    2 ditë më parë

    I find it so interesting how we seem to know about the mantle and what the core is made of, and the fact that there is a core and a mantle when we have never actually seen either. It’s crazy how this stuff works

  3. John
    5 ditë më parë

    I think it was always obvious it wasn't very smooth. It's used for visualization. The mantle is still there.

  4. Joshua Mwaniki
    Joshua Mwaniki
    6 ditë më parë

    You look like such a nerd haha

  5. Joshua Mwaniki
    Joshua Mwaniki
    6 ditë më parë

    Everyone knows the earth is hollow

  6. G G
    G G
    14 ditë më parë


  7. master agario
    master agario
    14 ditë më parë

    6m subs, a title about lies while your telling ies. Lies maybe a bit harsh, you are just repeating the rhetoric you are being spoon fed but don't have the intelligence to crytically think. They don't even know what's 8km down,never mind 2000. My evidence, the kola borehole. They had no idea what was coming and had to stop at 8k depth. Anybody can make claims abut things that can neither be verified or falsified, just like space and the moon landing. Shame on you for your lies and psuedoscience.

  8. elysium76
    16 ditë më parë


  9. mushy
    17 ditë më parë

    That isn't supposed to be accurate. Its just representing what each layer is and the relative thickness. Not that each layer is perfectly round.. You should of known that by the top layer being perfectly flat, and round

  10. rehlich
    18 ditë më parë

    i hope you know this is all Theory... no onw actually knows, its all guesswork, NOT science

  11. Ay Ay
    Ay Ay
    18 ditë më parë

    Flat earth

  12. Andrew Verburg
    Andrew Verburg
    21 ditë më parë

    That doesn't look like a turtle to me

  13. Teonyi
    21 ditë më parë

    This guy looks like a young Judge Reinhold

  14. matthew Irvin
    matthew Irvin
    22 ditë më parë

    can our energy be magnetic ??

  15. Indestructible Lightning
    Indestructible Lightning
    22 ditë më parë

    The earth is actually flat.

    1. œ
      14 ditë më parë

      hey you forgot your clown dress

  16. Migo-Migo
    23 ditë më parë

    I came hear to hear more about the hollow earth theories and to learn about the Atlanteans that live there. Didn't get the information I was looking for :(

  17. Enja Near
    Enja Near
    23 ditë më parë

    Isn't the leading theory of the origin of the low shear provinces that they are remnants of Theia?

  18. Atishay Jain
    Atishay Jain
    23 ditë më parë

    C l i c k b a i t

  19. Wax Bottle
    Wax Bottle
    23 ditë më parë

    I wish I could see what Iron Peroxide looks like

  20. Shwingle man
    Shwingle man
    23 ditë më parë

    Oh god they never told me about the chunks

  21. Robert Eischen
    Robert Eischen
    23 ditë më parë

    Those continent sized irregularities... might actually be old ass continents. After all Pangaea wasn't the first super continent. If I'm not mistaken, the Earth's continents have come together and broken apart at least 3 times in it's history. The world is a lot older than we consciously realize often times, I think.

  22. Pinefr0st
    24 ditë më parë

    The blobs are remnants of Theia.

  23. Gary X
    Gary X
    24 ditë më parë

    Nothing to do with planet Theia then ? Must be moonshine.

  24. aczeir
    24 ditë më parë

    That's vibranium. Vibration absorber material

  25. Jay Jay
    Jay Jay
    24 ditë më parë

    The floor is LAVA

  26. Rudy
    24 ditë më parë

    Super old info. Needs to be updated. It’s mostly incorrect

  27. Sevil Natas
    Sevil Natas
    25 ditë më parë

    I proved hollow earth theory, just not completely or consistently, I call my discovery “caves”

  28. Michael Furia
    Michael Furia
    25 ditë më parë

    I dont think anyone ever believed that the diagram shown in school was how the earth actually looked inside all perfect and such. We all knew that it was just an easier way to demonstrate the layers of earth instead of the many different oddities and lengths and sizes of different parts of the earth that would take the entirety of a school year to learn.

  29. Chris Hurd
    Chris Hurd
    25 ditë më parë

    Casually mentions flood basalts.

  30. Dave Holls
    Dave Holls
    26 ditë më parë

    So... the graph of the Earth layers was not inaccurate... it's just an approximation showing the layers. The title is clickbait. Your science channel lied 😆

  31. WhiskyPapa
    26 ditë më parë

    “Size of a gallon of paint” So.... size of a gallon?

  32. 1SLUGGO1
    26 ditë më parë

    tf is this? 0:38 The diagram isn't supposed to be a perfect depiction of earth dumb dumb. Is the Earth a perfect ball-like sphere as well? NO. It's there to teach kids the different layers. 1:08 OMG that diagram is so wrong! The ground doesn't look anything like that!!!!!!!!!

  33. yoyofargo
    26 ditë më parë

    inb4 theres a pebble of neutron star at the center of earth lmao

  34. SC0RePIO
    27 ditë më parë

    Typical confusions of consequences & causations. The bigger connections to the solar system & galaxy aren't being recognized in this.

  35. Evan Fries
    Evan Fries
    27 ditë më parë

    you guys are so smart but so simple.... they make the diagram like that for the simplicity of explaining it to children...

  36. DeathBringer9000
    27 ditë më parë

    its just a chart bro. it gets the idea across sufficiently;

  37. Marc Catalano
    Marc Catalano
    28 ditë më parë

    They also think the blobs might be left over material from theta crashing into us. Theta is the planet that may have crashed into us creating the moon and us.

  38. Dylan Cakes
    Dylan Cakes
    28 ditë më parë

    go on, make a better one with your own field research.

  39. animated skeleton
    animated skeleton
    28 ditë më parë


  40. David Stambaugh
    David Stambaugh
    29 ditë më parë

    You mean the latest one.

  41. Ömer Furtun
    Ömer Furtun
    29 ditë më parë

    I just watched a video form a channel focusing on astronomy and it was said that Theia, the celestial body that collided with Earth and created the moon, is what these LLSV's are. Theia was a Mars sized body, part of it formed the moon, other parts sunk into the Earth's mantle because they were very dense. Apparently when we add the mass of the moon and the LLSV's mass, we roughly get a mass that correlates to an object like Theia. There's also no other celestial body that could be the remains of Theia (parts that didn't become the moon) so this hypothesis somewhat checks out.

  42. Syster Yster
    Syster Yster
    29 ditë më parë

    To be fair... we don't really know how long a magnetic field reversal would take. There's no guarantee it would take millions of years. Certainly, it wouldn't happen overnight, but millions of years? Some googling later: "Earth has settled in the last 20 million years into a pattern of a pole reversal about every 200,000 to 300,000 years, although it has been more than twice that long since the last reversal" So, many millions of years looks like an exaggeration. But it certainly isn't happening fast or often. :P More googling later: "The latest, the Brunhes-Matuyama reversal, occurred 780,000 years ago, with widely varying estimates of how quickly it happened. Other sources estimate that the time that it takes for a reversal to complete is on average around 7000 years for the four most recent reversals. Clement (2004) suggests that this duration is dependent on latitude, with shorter durations at low latitudes, and longer durations at mid and high latitudes. Although variable, the duration of a full reversal is typically between 2000 and 12000 years."

  43. Alexander Cane
    Alexander Cane
    29 ditë më parë

    Funny you mention magnetic excursion

  44. jake smerth
    jake smerth
    Muaj më parë

    Imagine being so dumb you thought a simplified diagram meant to give you the gist was a 100% accurate representation.

  45. Bipolar Mind Droppings
    Bipolar Mind Droppings
    Muaj më parë

    If you are an adult and still think the simplified model of the Earth's interior you were shown at 7 years old is accurate, your school really failed you.

  46. Padrona Venere
    Padrona Venere
    Muaj më parë

    It's the Cluster

  47. Ryan Martinez
    Ryan Martinez
    Muaj më parë


  48. Chris Hill-collins
    Chris Hill-collins
    Muaj më parë

    But we're going through a reversal right now..

  49. Maka Faka
    Maka Faka
    Muaj më parë

    Every rational person knows that waves are not an object, waves are an action that objects do. An object waves.

  50. Shridhar Hegde
    Shridhar Hegde
    Muaj më parë

    @4:05 why would you need to buy a new compas in any case? It would show the true North, wherever the North is on earth, at that point in time.

  51. Campsite Cook
    Campsite Cook
    Muaj më parë

    Raise your hand if you thought any part of the earth was a smooth perfect sphere. I was hoping for "hey it actually has 7 layers" or something..

  52. Joaquin Pirotto
    Joaquin Pirotto
    Muaj më parë

    Isn't the size of a gallon of paint just a gallon?

  53. Bored
    Muaj më parë

    This is pseudoscience

    1. srikrishna rao
      srikrishna rao
      Muaj më parë


  54. K Poper
    K Poper
    Muaj më parë


  55. Dave Keating
    Dave Keating
    Muaj më parë

    Latest theory is they are leftover parts of the cosmic collision with a mars sized planet that formed the moon 4.5 billion years ago .... or 4000BC if your a creationist

  56. This_is_JP
    Muaj më parë

    okay do people actually think idealized diagrams are real? i thought we were taught to automatically assume anything and everything is fuzzy, messy, and filled with understated nuance.

  57. Andrew Dillon
    Andrew Dillon
    Muaj më parë

    so we have the deep bore hole,, and lotsa bombs,,why not st some off and watch the waves,,

    1. Andrew Dillon
      Andrew Dillon
      Muaj më parë

      or lets drill a new one in Jellystone park,,and set bombs off in that,,,jelly might erupt,,cool,,(I'm smarter than the average bear see)

  58. Shadowhenge
    Muaj më parë

    Seismic tomography is basically fancy sonar

  59. TJF588
    Muaj më parë

    For the Brilliant course, I may suggest background music of "KUON: Memories of Waves and Light" from the Final Fantasy X-2 soundtrack.

  60. KevinMulia
    Muaj më parë

    Maybe because seismograf can't be used correctly on the sea... So they can't find other blobs

  61. Vivien Takacs
    Vivien Takacs
    Muaj më parë

    While the pictures are incorrect, i think they are good for elementary kids as well as others who just have to learn about stuff like this in their school, this is best for their understanding. I mean it is just for general knowledge anyways so that they know what the earth is made of, but they usually don't go deep enough with the stuff for us to be taught how the actual picture would look like.

  62. Cathedral Vallory
    Cathedral Vallory
    Muaj më parë

    We wouldn't know until we go down and see it for our selves

  63. Nazarene
    Muaj më parë

    Mate you talk too fast

  64. Nazarene
    Muaj më parë

    When I first saw this I thought lol hollow earth ?

  65. valeria g
    valeria g
    Muaj më parë

    You’re telling me scientists have known this since 1978 but I had to learn this dumb diagram when I was *10* !!!! *IN 2011* !!!!!

  66. SendTheAsteroid
    Muaj më parë

    YeAH, cUz ThE eArTh Is FlAt!

  67. Nicholas Alt
    Nicholas Alt
    2 muaj më parë

    Who actually believed that the internal layers of the earth were flat smooth spheres?

  68. Cheryl Bush
    Cheryl Bush
    2 muaj më parë

    but i dont want to check em out

  69. ghostmp3
    2 muaj më parë

    is there a technical name for the blobs

  70. Jason M
    Jason M
    2 muaj më parë

    commenting for the algorithm

  71. Thomas George Castleberry
    Thomas George Castleberry
    2 muaj më parë

    I guess "The Journey To The Center Of The Earth," by Jules Vern was wrong! Isn't the core radioactive? Are we cooling Earth's core by sucking Geothermal Energy from it? Are we slowing down the Earth's spin with all those giant Turbine Windmills that are everywhere? I sure ask a lot of questions.

  72. Char the unicorn
    Char the unicorn
    2 muaj më parë

    there was a bad argument here. Basically the guy said: "This blobs are related to volcanic hotspots that are not located at the boundries of tectonic plates" and after that he continues to mention examples like iceland which is in fact between plates. And even though Hawaii might not be in the present day in between plates, their geological history can be traced back to the edges of the pacific-eurasian plates. Thats the reason we see the hawaiian islands with a long tail that goes all the way to the bering sea. Not saying this is wrong, just saying is much more complicated than that and i would agree we cannot explain the mantle blobs without looking at the evolutionary history of the tectonic plates.

  73. Jeremy Stubb
    Jeremy Stubb
    2 muaj më parë

    we know this isnt true and we have known for a long time now BUT WE STILL KEEP TEACHING IT SCHOOL!!!

  74. Chris Harp
    Chris Harp
    2 muaj më parë

    Iron Peroxide my foot, them's Kaiju down there. Stop poking them.

  75. Matt H
    Matt H
    2 muaj më parë

    Dude...please unbutton that top buttoned button of yours...

  76. Brad Jordan
    Brad Jordan
    2 muaj më parë

    Did anyone actually think perfectly smooth spheres was an accurate representation?

  77. B. P.
    B. P.
    2 muaj më parë

    BS science and clickbait.

    1. B. P.
      B. P.
      2 muaj më parë


  78. Freeway
    2 muaj më parë

    FeH2O2 that craziness!

  79. Tuzz Nation
    Tuzz Nation
    2 muaj më parë

    I'm a geologist. I tell girls about mantles. I tell them school lied about the structure. Im getting laid for sure.

  80. MOGAR22
    2 muaj më parë

    I fought with my professors over the conveniently neat uniformity of the earth's shape, gravitational forces, layers, rotation and revolution. Each and every one of them could not comprehend my proposals for these complexities and imperfections. I was even laughed at when I stated the earth's gravity is not uniform throughout its surface. We need to be more precise with the information that is taught.

    2 muaj më parë

    Core has arms lol

  82. Robert Nielsen
    Robert Nielsen
    2 muaj më parë

    Soooo you’re sayinnnng The earth is alive 👉🏻

  83. TheHorseFormerlyWithoutAName
    2 muaj më parë

    Well duh. For one it’s way too round.

  84. Κώστας Λουπασάκης
    Κώστας Λουπασάκης
    2 muaj më parë

    Let’s be honest. Nobody that clicked this actually believed that the earth was a stack of perfectly separated spheres down to its core. BUT WE CLICKED ANYWAY

  85. Xealot
    2 muaj më parë

    It's flat globehead

  86. Yeetur McBeetur
    Yeetur McBeetur
    2 muaj më parë

    Bruh. The earth has a leak. Just use some flex tape

  87. Samuel Heino
    Samuel Heino
    2 muaj më parë

    Who told you the earth has magnetic reversals? There were people who read some seabed charts wrong. That's really how it goes.

  88. Desiree Goulett
    Desiree Goulett
    2 muaj më parë

    If you looked at the core earth without the water on it, it's shaped more like a skull than a sphere

  89. Ali Syed
    Ali Syed
    2 muaj më parë

    This was prepandemic 😔

  90. Rick De La Garza
    Rick De La Garza
    3 muaj më parë

    There are faulted and broken moving layers/plates, at different speeds, depending on the topography and composition of matter.

  91. MillenniumActress
    3 muaj më parë

    I'm starting to believe I mostly just learned theories at school.

    1. Brendan SC
      Brendan SC
      Muaj më parë

      Thats what most of schooling is honestly. Theories and HUGE oversimplifications. And the public school system is also VERY biased with what they teach.

  92. Islander2112
    3 muaj më parë

    2021 Science: Blobs :/

  93. Undefind
    3 muaj më parë

    No Atlantis reference for the Atlantic arm?

  94. Jordan Richards
    Jordan Richards
    3 muaj më parë

    So uh.... what would a new compass offer?

  95. bb1111116
    3 muaj më parë

    Clickbait. The standard diagram is just a simplification of the mantle's shape. There is still a crust, a mantle and a core. Down vote.

  96. mike bar
    mike bar
    3 muaj më parë

    We should maybe find those lava spots and drill a release hole

  97. visionsofpromise
    3 muaj më parë

    So the earth is flat? Eh, no So its round? Not really

    1. Hamza Mansoor
      Hamza Mansoor
      3 muaj më parë

      It's a geoide Im pretty sure but I think I got it wrong

  98. K O'Bryant
    K O'Bryant
    3 muaj më parë

    This video title is pretty clickbaitty and kinda a break in trust.

  99. Docta Osiris
    Docta Osiris
    3 muaj më parë

    Sees title and thinks "oh no, Sci-Show became Flerfs 🤦🏻💥 🤣

  100. Vee Frain
    Vee Frain
    3 muaj më parë

    How about a less contreversial title "The diagram of the earth layers is inaccurate"?