On 12/29/2013 4:07 PM, LizR wrote:
On 30 December 2013 12:57, Quentin Anciaux <allco...@gmail.com
Well Mr. Owen used the 101 crackpot dictionary... he knows the truth (since
and we are the dumbest people on earth... but by a miracle (that only he
feel compelled to overwhelm us with his truth and his patronizing
vocabulary... why ?
To "Prove Einstein Wrong!" perhaps? That used to be a huge cottage industry back in, I
think, the 50s and 60s - everyone with half a theory was sure they could explain where
Albert had slipped up. (One of them was even immortalised in the works of James Blish, I
think it was the Haertel overdrive, which embarrassingly turned out to not "swallow
Einstein whole" as Blish said in one of his novels after all, although it was a handy SF
device even so.)
I must admit I thought we'd moved on, now, to a new fad -- the "Prove Global Warming
Wrong!" cottage industry.
Except there's a lot more money to be made in that endeavor. Comparable to "Prove
cigarettes don't cause cancer." There were no corporations with a stake in proving
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