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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Conswervepedia

Thoreau already had a go at this, but I have to note one more piece of idiocy:

"The theory of relativity is a mathematical system that allows no exceptions. It is heavily promoted by liberals who like its encouragement of relativism and its tendency to mislead people in how they view the world.

Oh boy.

1) Do they even realize that the classical physics which they like has its own theories of relativity?

2) How much time does, say, Paul Krugman, E.J. Dionne, or Maureen Dowd spend "heavily promoting" the theory of relativity? Has anyone ever seen any prominent liberal who does this?

3) But yes, a few nitwits have, on occasion, linked Einstein's theory of relativity to moral or cultural relativism. The right thing to do, in that case, is note they are being nitwits, and point out that Einstein's theory of relativity, in fact, posits universal and determinate physical laws holding for everyone, and has nothing to do with any notion like, "It all depends on how you see things, man."

4) "its tendency to mislead people in how they view the world."
Huh? First of all, this kind of begs the question, doesn't it? After all, if the theory is correct, then it is correcting a mistaken way people saw things. But what's more, with so many possible bad theories out there, if liberals, for some reason, did have the goal of "misleading people in how they view the world" then why focus on relativity? Teach phlogiston theory, or tell people that Hussein really did have weapons of mass destruction! (Oh, wait, the latter is the way Conservapedia tries to mislead people!)

1 comment:

  1. "Virtually no one who is taught and believes Relativity continues to read the Bible, a book that outsells New York Times bestsellers by a hundred-fold."

    Haha, what? There have to be leftists editing that site just as a joke.

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