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...inventors and doctors and engineers don't typically even bother learning relativity. Should I repeat that? Complain to engineering departments and medical schools if you think that should change. Nothing useful has even been designed or built using relativity. If you want to look and look and look for a counterexample then you'll be wasting your time. I'm not going to waste mine. This is my final reply on this topic for now. Do something logical, such as editing the Bible, and after benefiting from that experience we can revisit this issue in a month or so

Andy Schlafly, Conservapedia 91 Comments [8/28/2010 10:28:11 PM]
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Old Viking

Andy thinks relativity has something to do with his mother-in-law.

8/29/2010 1:05:21 PM

Giardano Bruno

I started university in Physics, then switched to Linguistics.

Andy Schafly insists on Young Earth Creationism despite all sciences (yes, even Linguistics) saying that it is nonsense, because it says so in the Bible, which is infallible.

And then simultaneously wants to edit the bible so that the things he doesn't like (like tolerance and the idea of looking at yourself first before you criticise someone else) can be excised.

Honestly, I have met crackheads who make more sense

8/29/2010 1:23:37 PM

DinosaurRidinJeebus

I also heard that physicists don't learn biology. And doctors don't learn high level calculus.

Well guys, looks like those disciplines are useless too. Lut's all pik up a bible and lurn gud. oh noez i thnk em giting dumber duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

8/29/2010 1:45:09 PM

Headache

Nothing useful has even been designed or built using relativity

G-fucking-PS you moron! Have you ever heard of GPS? Probably not, your scientific level of understanding is on par with a 25 year old living in 614 AD

You want more? Satellite TV.

8/29/2010 2:21:30 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

Andy living in his moms basement playing on the computer again I see.

8/29/2010 6:48:14 PM

Allegory for Jesus

"Do something logical, such as editing the Bible"

ERROR. ERROR. DOES NOT COMPUTE.

8/29/2010 7:06:26 PM

Amadaun

WWWolf wins this thread!

8/29/2010 7:22:00 PM

nazani14

Yeah, don't bother learning the speed of light, either. If the universe is just 6,000 years old, then many of the stars you think you can see are just an illusion. Logically, light can't come from 6,200 light years away, since the stars were created (after the Earth) in 4004 BC.

8/29/2010 7:29:25 PM



i dont kno what schools he went to but i know we were tought all about it maybe they dont get it with homeschooling

lol this should have had my name on it bob the angry spaceman

8/29/2010 7:39:25 PM



Hmmm... I'm a mechanical engineer who once took Special and General Relativity. Then I ended up being really, really, good at supersonic heat transfer. I wonder if there is a coincidence there? Maybe? Nah.

PS There is a Spacetime Physics by Edwin Taylor directed at the young or inexperienced that would still be way over Andy's head me thinks... Still a great book though.

8/29/2010 7:48:50 PM

Night Jaguar

Congrats Andy. You now have 4 quotes in the FSTDT Top 100 (more than anyone else) and are well on your way to winning the Fundie of the Year award for a second year in a row.

8/29/2010 7:57:12 PM

Sensei

I remember when I was eight years old and thought "Inventor" was a valid profession.

8/29/2010 8:04:08 PM

lisamariefan

GPS. You lose.

But seriously, that last part makes it hard to believe that this idiot's not a fucking Poe.

8/29/2010 9:48:54 PM

TheJebusFire

I don't think you even know what relativity is.

8/29/2010 9:53:32 PM

Professor M

...inventors and doctors and engineers don't typically even bother learning relativity.

That's funny -- the last lower-division physics class I took, which covered the basics of special and general relativity (it's nice to know test questions in advance -- it's another thing, though, when one of those is "derive the Lorentz transformation from the assumption of a constant c" and it's only your third semester in college) was required for science majors of all sorts, engineering majors, and pre-med students.

8/29/2010 10:26:12 PM

Swede

Translation: "I don't understand relativity, therefore it must be completely useless to humankind."

Logical? Editing the Bible? Words don't mean what you think they do.

Oh, it's just Andy. Never mind...

8/29/2010 11:27:36 PM

moose

Yes Andy, Repeat that. And neither do graphic designers, psychologist, nor horticulturalist. Only problem is, you sentence "nothing uselful has even been designed or built using relativity". How glaringly stupid. TV's were designed using relativity. Oh, ok, you might have a point. I dont consider TV to be all that useful. But GPS and communications, ok. You point just lost. And people here had to "Look and look and look "etc, for an example. Guess what, they didnt have to look very far. Nor should you have. Dolt.

8/29/2010 11:57:15 PM

The Jamo

Believe it or no, Andy, but the computer you're using relies on relativistic effects during every clock cycle of the processor. So what were you saying about engineers?

8/30/2010 3:55:55 AM

Mister Spak

"Nothing useful has even been designed or built using relativity."

The old television picture tube. GPS trackers.

You are a moron.

8/30/2010 4:09:22 AM

Mookie Blaylock

Andy Schlafly ends every conversation like this: "I am changing the subject to something unrelated, which proves I am correct. The end."

8/30/2010 6:47:44 AM

Quantum Mechanic

You still using computers Andy?
The hypocrisy!

8/30/2010 6:50:45 AM

Rat of Steel

"Should I repeat that?"

No, you shouldn't, but unfortunately, I wouldn't be even remotely surprised if you did.

8/30/2010 9:27:37 AM

David B.

So... are inventors, doctors and engineers typically taught the bible then?

Didn't think so.

8/30/2010 2:58:04 PM



The saddest part is that ol' Andy is an educated electrical engineer. I am too and can say with first-hand experience that relativity is a subject that is well covered in typical modern physics courses.

Nothing useful from relativity? Talk to astronomers and astrophysicists. They use relativity all the time.

8/30/2010 2:59:38 PM

Tempus

@#1200087: he probably doesn't regard those as valid fields of study.

8/30/2010 5:38:55 PM
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