Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Literalism Makes You Stupid

Yes, the Earth does indeed rotate (about every 24 hours!) and revolves around the sun (about every 365.25 days!). Why am I pointing this out? fixedearth.com is why.

Yes, there actually are people, apparently capable of using computers, who believe that the Earth is fixed completely still and the sun rotates around us. I know, I thought Copernicus solved that problem, I dunno, at least 500 years ago, but . . . I'll give it a shot.

Furthermore: there was a meeting of Communist Scientists in London in 1931 which was when Gamow was at Cambridge--and the year he was called back to be Master of Research at Leningrad U. The following samples from those pages bear heavily on this entire web page effort... Note these statements from Communist (i.e., atheist) "scientists" at that London Conference:

George Gamow was was a Russian Empire-born theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, nucleocosmogenesis and genetics.


Sounds like a smart guy, right? WRONG! He was Russian. Russian! Russians are Commies and Commies are ATHEISTS!!! And, Gamow was an atheist and a physicist. Physicists are atheists. Physics hates Jesus! Physics killed Jesus! (You can apply this sort of six-degrees-of seperation logic to anything. Try it yourself. 10 bonus points to the first person that proves that Jesus killed Jesus in less than three steps.)

I can't find anything on a conference in 1931, but if it was anything like modern day physics conferences, it only would have been interesting to the people (physicists) attending it. The rest of us would drop dead of boredom within the first hour. (After which the physicists would don black robes and upside-down crucifixes and sacrifice babies and puppies to satan.)

What is up with the quotes around scientists? Is he trying to say the people at the conference were not scientists? If so, then anything further is pointless, because it would be what notscientists said about cosmology. Oh wait, I get it. They're really . . . I got nothin'.

Modern physics rejects absolute inertia." 28 ["Why?! Because modern [i.e., atheist Communist] physics must insure for all times that the Earth moves. All Communists are atheists who must believe in evolution. The Bible's stationary Earth teaching must forever be forbidden by "physics"!]

Actually, if you google absolute inertia in quotes, you get a lot of incomprehensible scientific articles that use the phrase. Apparently, scientists/communists/atheists/JEWS! don't mind the concept at all. The concept that scientists/communists/atheists/JEWS! need to ensure (he means "ensure", "insure" is what insurance companies do) that for all times the earth moves is ridiculous and indicative of the literalist view of scientists and science.

You see, the Biblical Literalist (NOT JEWS!) sees everything through the lens of his belief. Anything and everything is subject to this view: the Earth's rotation, Janet Jackson's nipple, a PB&J sandwich. Everything. Therefore, Biblits assume that everyone else does likewise, including scientists/communists/atheists/JEWS! do the same, only with science.

SCIENCE is NOT A RELIGION. Science has nothing to do with religion at all. Science is a method of evaluating the world around you- the actual world, not the unseen world that is religion's province- and learning from and about it. Religion gives us heaven and hell (not proveable); science gives us cars and penecillin and airplanes and computers (hey, you're proving that computers work right now.)

Therefore, while this fixedearth jackass apparently needs you and me to believe with all our hearts that what is immediately obvious to the casual observer is not true, science needs you to believe nothing. Computers work whether you believe in them or not.

"The teaching of the self-movement of matter received its full development in the dialectical materialism of Marx, Engles, and Lenin."29 [Does that sound like "physical science" to you?]

I'm not sure what the self-movement of matter is. Which makes this hard to respond to. Early Russian communists did try to impose some really wierd non-science science, but it didn't work out, people starved and they gave up on it. Self-movement of matter . . . hmmm. . . maybe he is referring to atoms? Oh, and "physics" is not short for physical science. And, physics was around way before Marx, Engles and Lenin. Copernicus (February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543) was not a communist.

The mathematisation of physics...is continually growing and physics is becoming more and more dependent upon the fate of mathematics."31 And that was over 75 years ago!

Did math become satanic at some meeting that I missed? In which case, the above statement, which contains a measurement of time using numbers (75 years) is evil. Counting things is evil. (So, how many children do you have? I can't tell you that, for counting is an affront to God. ASS 3:15) Beyond that, physics and mathematics have always been inextricably linked. Having taken a physics class in high school, I can tell you that the only way to describe physics is through math. Physics did not become mathematized(tm) 75 years ago. Physics has always used the language of mathematics.

This special mathematics--the tensor analysis, the matrix calculus, the theory of characteristic numbers--has for the greater part been created by the physicists themselves, for ordinary mathematics is unable to satisfy the requirements of present day physics"32 [Who says "No inertia allowed"? Physicists.]

Ummm . . . so the fact that physics, a specialized branch of science, uses mathematics in a specialized way, means . . . what, exactly? And is math good or evil? Good if you restrict yourself to counting and possibly multiplication, bad if you use it to describe the path of a thrown baseball? *pulls out a bible, rereads genesis* nope, there are still only 10 commandmants.

This is the definition of "tensor" in physics: Many mathematical structures informally called 'tensors' are actually tensor fields—a tensor-valued function defined on a geometric or topological space. This use of the term is analogous to vector fields such as electromagnetic fields, but with the 'tensor' defined so that it is invariant under a change of coordinates. Differential equations posed in terms of tensor quantities are basic to modern mathematical physics, so that tensor fields are usually defined on differentiable manifolds. I didn't understand that at all, so I can guarantee that this asshole didn't.

the matrix calculus: In mathematics, matrix calculus is a specialized notation for doing multivariable calculus, especially over spaces of matrices, where it defines the matrix derivative. This notation is well-suited to describing systems of differential equations, and taking derivatives of matrix-valued functions with respect to matrix variables. This notation is commonly used in statistics and engineering, while the tensor index notation is preferred in physics. So physicists don't even use "the" matrix calculus. Does that make it evil or good?

[Step right up and witness the Politically Correct Science that has made the Earth move with a clever mathematical model when all known phenomena is readily explained by a stationary Earth Model!] You're going to have to show your work on that one, buddy.

To overcome the crisis in present-day mathematics, to reconstruct it along socialist lines, patient and persistent work is necessary Again, show your work. What crisis in mathematics? Can you even picture a crisis in mathematics? One of the things I always hated about math is that there is only ever one answer to a question in math. That's it. One answer. How does that lend itself to crises?

So, now we have established the a literal reading of every word in the bible makes people stupid. and paranoid.

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