Pharyngula

Physicists, do you feel left out? Some nobody biologist from the Middle-of-Nowhere, Minnesota gets featured in a crackpot movie, but all you get is incoherent dumpster-diving schizophrenics making tirades about your work, and never anybody who has heard of venture capital? Rejoice! Your loons are getting more professional, too!

Feature Length Doc “Einstein Wrong” Looking for Executive Producer

Two Oscar Winning Distributors Wanting a Rough Cut

LONG BEACH, Calif, October 16, 2007 – Bootstrap Productions is currently
looking for an executive producer for it’s feature-length documentary
“Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year” due out in 2008. The documentary is
about a suburban house wife who takes on the icon of 20th century physics
to see if in fact relativity is wrong. Shot over the past 3 years, the
film has two Oscar-winning distributors interested in the project. The
film is directed by David de Hilster who has invested 13 years studying
scientists and their efforts to show Einstein wrong. It is co-produced
and edited by Andrea Tucker, and Nick Tamburri and is due out in
2008. For more info, go to
http://investing.einsteinwrong.com.

Contact:
David de Hilster
Long Beach, California
http://www.einsteinwrong.com

I hope they get that financial backing soon, because I think it would be perfect if this movie came out in February 2008, and went head-to-head with Expelled.

This could be almost as bad as that dreadful What the bleep do we know? movie. By the way, you can search all over their website, and you won’t find anything that explains what Einstein got wrong, how they figured it out, or what alternative they propose. The similarity to Intelligent Design creationism is perfect.

Comments

  1. #1 Dídac
    October 18, 2007

    And you see people studying Physics for years and years, or studying Molecular Biology… Why? Thanks to the truthiness concept, you can refute Dalton, Darwin, Einstein or Planck very easily. You don’t need boring formulas, annoying lab work, hardous reading of previous literature. The only thing you need is a “coherent” discurse based in some “sacred text” or “common sense” conceptions. The way to crankiness is very wide in those days.

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 18, 2007

    People should know [link]You are not entitled to your own opinion.

    Sure you are. You are just not entitled to your own facts. “Engineers don’t use it”, for example.

    The film clearly shows that stupidity flows
    Just a little bit faster than light.

    You may all disagree if you wish;
    You may find it a little bit funny
    But the most crucial part–from the depths of my heart…
    Won’t you please send us lots of your money?

    ROTFL!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

    This has to be sung!

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 18, 2007

    Does Scienceblogs delete paragraph breaks when they aren’t followed by an empty line?
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  4. #4 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 18, 2007

    Then maybe it only does that to paragraph breaks in blockquotes?

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  5. #5 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 18, 2007

    It does. Maybe the <p> tag helps?

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  6. #6 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 18, 2007

    Yes, except it introduces way too much space between the lines. Maybe <br>?

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  7. #7 Timothée
    October 18, 2007

    Guess who is becoming a teacher in Toronto University? For teaching Intelligent Design controversy? Yep, that’s right, it’s Denyse O’Leary And she’s pretty proud of it.

    Oh, and by the way (see first link), we now know who “Red” of Uncommon Descent is (at least I’m pretty confident)

  8. #8 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 18, 2007

    Yeehaw! Was easier to figure out than relativity. =8-)

  9. #9 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 18, 2007

    I didn’t even get the idea, because the preview function very often messes up HTML, special characters, and other stuff in ways that don’t happen when I just click “Post” immediately.

  10. #10 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    October 19, 2007

    I don’t think we are left out, especially not by creationists that would love to support their YEC tent occupants by removing the relativity obstruction to a 6000 year old universe. But biology is chosen as the presumed “soft” target in the Wedge. (Hah! First lesson in strategy: never reveal a strategy. Second lesson in strategy: make sure of your intelligence…, um, now I see why they have problems.)

    engineers don’t use it

    More fundamentally than GPS, what will we do without magnetism?

    Maybe they don’t appreciate that when we derive the Lorentz force directly from EM theory we use the covariant formulation that fundamentally unite E and M forces. Magnetism is such a cool low-velocity relativity effect, we just aren’t used to think of it as such.

    Then we will have to disuse X-ray tubes, whose photons are generated by Bremsstrahlung with relativistic corrections at higher energies.

    We would have to close down our nuclear reactors. Which btw waters tantalizingly glow with Bremsstrahlung as well.

    I guess we should leave interplanetary missions and accelerator technology alone. We wouldn’t want to confuse such esoteric activities with, you know, what engineers do.

    It doesn’t matter whether they’re based on cesium atoms

    And you can make a very simple gedanken experiment clock by bouncing a photon between two parallel perfect mirrors. How can they when get a difference between time slowing down (the photon bouncing less frequently) and the clock slowing down (less frequent bounces recorded)?

  11. #11 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    October 19, 2007

    less frequent bounces recorded

    Relativistically speaking, of course. :-)

    David Marjanovi?, OM:

    You might want to use <br /&gt on The Panda’s Thumb for the same function. (I guess we are all slowly drifting towards XHTML specs.)

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    The spec standard space between b and / is needed here. But not on PT. So much for standards.

  12. #12 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 19, 2007

    Heh! David de Hilster. Look, y’all, Nostradamus only missed his name by two letters!

    I thought Nostradamus wrote “Hister”, so one letter? Or is Nostradamus’s handwriting illegible as usual?

    I officially love you now!

    Just to generate some jealousy: I have the elitism quote in my quotation collection, dated from March 19th this year. Somehow I forgot to add an author attribution, though.

    There definitely is a crank law of attraction. The ability to overestimate your ability and understanding in one field predicts with extremely high precision the probability that you are a crank in a completely different field.

    Of course. Entirely logical. If the Evil Mad Scientists Conspiracy can cover up the Truth in one field, what stops them from doing the same in all others?

    You might want to use <br /> on The Panda’s Thumb for the same function.

    What for? It’s the same function. Right?

    is needed here. But not on PT. So much for standards.

    I learned the hard way that Scienceblogs requires <s> while the PhyloCode forum requires <strike> — in each, the alternative does not work.

    Bremsstrahlung

    You keep that in German? Interesting. Would “braking radiation” be too ambiguous when said aloud?

    BTW, Gedankenexperiment is a single word, too. :-)

    Also, almost EVERY documentary is done by people who are not experts in the field.

    That’s why we cringe at them so much. Go over to the Dinosaur Mailing List archives, search for any documentary about dinosaurs or any other extinct animals, and watch people cringe. The errors number in the hundreds.

    without even considering the possibility that he could be wrong.

    Dude… we’ve all contemplated the possibility long and often. It just happened to turn out to be wrong in each case. Look at a photo of a Hubble Deep Field and behold the Einstein Cross, the Einstein Ring, and lots and lots of Einstein Arcs. Look with your own eyes. And then try to explain what you see by any other way than the theory of relativity. Have fun!

    Einstein’s theory of relativity where mass is “Supposed” to increase, time is “supposed” to slow down, and lenght is “supposed” to contract

    All these effects have been observed again and again.

    Just because you haven’t seen the research doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

  13. #13 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    October 19, 2007

    another side of a story where Einstein and relativity are not what they seem

    So what do we care if Einstein wasn’t what he seems if the theory has passed all current tests? You are like the creationists who thinks painting Darwin in a different color would affect the science he originated.

    But hey, dogmatists think alike.

    Bremsstrahlung

    You keep that in German?

    So? Do you want to say lumen desiit in biology? :-P

    although the eerie blue glow of a nuclear reactor is cherenkov radiation.

    D’oh! Thanks, I felt I missed something. Maybe I should try to get my own reactor someday. :-)

    Ironically it makes my point stronger, as cherenkov radiation is a direct relativistic effect.

  14. #14 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    October 19, 2007

    I see that Alexander Abian has risen from his grave to pay us a visit. Or was it Archimedes Plutonium who died when he tripped on his broom? It isn’t easy to separate the nuts. :-)