BROUGHT TO THE FRONT BECAUSE MYSTIFYINGLY THE STATS ARE GOING HOG WILD ON THIS STORY. I’M NOT COMPLAINING. I GUESS WE MAY HAVE PIERCED THAT DARK AGES FOG AND THE KIDS BE GETTING INTERESTED IN SCIENCE AND REASON AFTER ALL THAT OTHER JIVE HAS LET THEM DOWN, AND LEFT THEM DOWN, AND LEFT THEM FEELING DOWN AND UNDERWHELMED. I’M THINKING IT WAS THE CHILDRENS STORY OF THE THREE BARRY’S THAT MUST HAVE FINALLY DONE IT. SOMETIMES YOU’VE GOT TO TRY A DIFFERENT TACK. INNOCENT FABLES AND CHILDRENS STORIES TO BRING PEOPLE INTO THE WORLD OF SCIENCE AND REASON.
This is not just the unscientist Ian Fisk talking. I’ve been getting this constantly everywhere I’ve been attempting to alert third parties to the unscientific nature of the Big Bang, Special Relativity and all that other superstitious JIVE.
No wonder these boneheads are screwing things up so badly. They don’t have a clue what science is yet they are pulling government-tit paychecks.
Its important to understand that all habitual defenders of special relativity really are thickheads. Each and every one of them. Take the following exchange:
1.Its your theory. You describe it in plain English the best you can. The first postulate contains an outrageous series of bizzare claims.
Like if the light is chasing me at 300 000 km per second and I’m moving at 200 000 km per second then its supposed to be catching me at 300 000 km per second. Which is a load of rubbish.
2.Your time has slowed down, your ruler will be shortened the direction of your travel, so to you light catches you at 300,000 km per second, but not to a so-called stationary observer watching it.
To bad you can’t and/or will not get your brain around it.
3. No my time would not have slowed down. We are just talking rubbish theory is all.
4.Sorry, but it is you that is just talking rubbish. The only thing you have shown is you hate.
This is not just the mental ineptitude of one special relativity defender. Rather it is an absolute stock approach.In the real world people who recognise that special relativity is crap do so because they understand the theory. But without exception the defenders make the claim that the reason that they don’t agree is because they don’t understand.
How many schools of thought are quite this inept? The Keynesians are extremely stupid. But they aren’t quite THIS stupid.
Just to show it wasn’t the one SR-Loon, only a couple of posts later a new dummy chimes in. What had happened is that I’d pointed out that though the theory bills itself as being based on only two postulates, in reality each postulate is a bizzare series of claims. Which is true. I know this because I understand the theory. But these truly dumb bastards just go forth like zombies with their theory that anyone who doesn’t agree hasn’t gotten their head around it:
1. Its your theory. You describe it in plain English the best you can. The first postulate contains an outrageous series of bizzare claims.
(THIS IS TRUE. I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THE THEORY. BUT LOOK AT ANOTHER UTTER MORONS RESPONSE. HE ASSUMES I’M ONLY SAYING THIS BECAUSE I FIND SPECIAL RELATIVITY COUNTERINTUITIVE).
2.No. The first postulate claims that the laws of physics are the same in all inertial reference frames. The consequences of the two postulates together when applied to certain situations lead to the extraordinary and counter intuitive results. But only when involving motion at a substantial fraction of the speed of light. But since intuition is based on everday experience and relative motion at a significant fraction of the speed of light is clearly not an everyday experience, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever why a theory to cover such situations should be intuitive. What it does need to be, however, is logically consistent (it is, despite what you think about your precious Dingle refutation) and backed up by experiment (thankfully it is backed up by literally trillions of pieces of experimental data).
I mean how fucking dumb is this. These guys are unable to see past the tendentious wording of the first postulate. This is the primitive nature of their understanding of the theory. Yet they simply assume that if you yourself are not a devotee its because you do not understand. In the real world its because you understand only too well.