What is wrong with these people? Is it just the idea that science is making them reconsider their cozy little bubble they've created and which they call Universe? Do these people have an agenda to discredit science in every way possible, or is it just the infatuation to prove the smartest people on Earth that they're plain wrong? I just don't get it.
I've found this site, called RelativityChallenge.com, which tries to reveal to the whole world how Einstein (and every single physicist alive today) was wrong. They even use fancy, scientific words and formulas to appear that they really know what they're doing, but what do you think I found on their first page as proof that there really is a controversy in the scientific community regarding relativity? It's Glenn Borchardt, "PhD" and director of the Progressive Science Institute which deals with "scientific philosophy", but which has a real goal to discredit science, as proven by Borchardt's latest book, "The Scientific Worldview", which, according to his NeWiki (a Wikipedia clone determined "to provide a place for new knowledge to be written and catalogued that is not allowed by other Wiki's who do not publish outside of the mainstream.") page, "outlined ten fundamental, non-provable beliefs that served as the foundation of all scientific investigation".
Borchardt's "challenge" to relativity, as presented on RelativityChallenge.com:
“I never could figure out how rods got shorter simply by travelling [I'm sure it's just a typo... Yep, that's got to be it.] at higher velocities or how time (which doesn’t appear to be a “thing”) could actually dilate. Your Episode #20 was excellent, showing the critical difference between length and rates. So that’s it! Those things don’t really happen.”
Glenn Borchardt, PhD
Wow! That's really something, right? I mean, the guy's got it all figured out: time is not a "thing", so it can't dilate (those space-time continuum guys are really deluded). Of course, the fact that he "never could figure out" how relativity works doesn't make him extremely stupid, as one could assume, but actually means that "those things don't really happen". What a guy... *applauses*.
Of course, there are so many other things to say about science "challengers" and the little game they're playing, called "Let's fool the fools!", but I think it's enough for one day, especially as we aren't dealing with the usual anti-evolutionist, anti-geology, anti-archeology and anti-anything-that-doesn't-agree-with-the-biblical-myth-of-creation propaganda, or even the newer climate change deniers' scientific "knowledge". This is actually an explicit revival of the ancient way of doing science, called "I don't get it, so it must be wrong".
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