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August 10, 2010

More Crazie (And This One's A BIGGIE)

From Talkingpointsmemo:
To many conservatives, almost everything is a secret liberal plot: from fluoride in the water to medicare reimbursements for end-of-life planning with your doctor to efforts to teach evolution in schools. But Conservapedia founder and Eagle Forum University instructor Andy Schlafly -- Phyllis Schlafly's son -- has found one more liberal plot: the theory of relativity.
And TPM concludes:
Why does Andy Schlafly hate the theory of relativity? We're pretty sure it's because he's decided it doesn't square with the Bible.
One reason they're sure? Schafly gives this reason (among others):
9. The action-at-a-distance by Jesus, described in John 4:46-54.
Huh - The Bible is being used to undermine a fundamental scientific theory.

I mean, when has that ever happened before?

Joshua 10:13:
So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on [a] its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.
If taken literally, it proves the Sun moves around the Earth and so therefore the Sun cannot be at the center of the Universe - the Earth (obviously) is. The Earth, the Bible teaches, is immobile.

And yet, it moves.

Just when you thought teh crazie on the right couldn't get any crazier, it does.

1 comment:

EdHeath said...

Should the bible supplant Einstein in physics?

I kind of got a social science, not physical science, vibe from this quote:
"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."
I mean, I understand the initial argument, we need to teach people that things can't go faster than light except when God wants them to. But using the world relativism makes me think Conservapedia is actually talking about objective versus subjective morality. Like God's will that homosexuality can be cured with prayer.