Scooby-Doo had plenty to teach us about meddling kids, hijinks, and the virtues of DIY van repair. But was there also a little something in there about the scientific method?

io9’s comment of the day comes from commenter krashkow, who shared these thoughts on the underlying philosophy of Scooby Doo, and the scientific lessons they drew from it:

The show actually taught a pretty good lesson to kids: The things that go bump in the night aren’t supernatural bullshit, but people with agendas who can be exposed via the thorough gathering of evidence and/or hijinks. Their are no ghosts and no monsters, just the application of science, technology and logic. It’s “Introduction to Philosophical Materialism” for kids.

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H/T Katharine Trendacosta