This is potentially the most brain-meltingly stupid thing that you will ever see. Seemingly not content with the burgeoning topics of global warming denialism and evolution denialism, the good folks over at Conservapedia have put together an article about why relativity is wrong. This article features some real gems, like:
9. The action-at-a-distance by Jesus, described in John 4:46-54.
How could you explain Jesus’ action-at-a-distance if he were constrained by relativity? Good point, Conservapedia!
10. The failure to discover gravitons, despite wasting hundreds of millions in taxpayer money in searching.
Wasting taxpayer money?! Checkmate, Einstein!
Of course, it would help if we were actually looking for them, but we shouldn’t let reality get in the way of a good argument.
18. The lack of a single useful device developed based on any insights provided by the theory; no lives have been saved or helped, and the theory has not led to other useful theories and may have interfered with scientific progress. This stands in stark contrast with every verified theory of science.
Zing! Didn’t see that one coming, scientists — did you?! What do you mean, “GPS“? Don’t try to confuse me with your fancy initialisms!
And of course, don’t forget to check out some of the amazing references provided at the bottom of the article:
4. ↑ If space were curved, one would never expect the universe as a whole to be almost precisely flat. Yet it is.
Take that! Conservapedia won’t rest until liberally biased theories like general relativity are expunged from science. Thank you, Conservapedia, for your vigilance!
Alas, it seems Conservapedia has been going down a lot, recently. So here are some screen captures of the articles (click to embiggen):