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How the Eclipse Expedition to Confirm Einsteinís Theory Instead Birthed Multiculturalism
American Thinker.com ^ | June 29, 2019 | Frank J. Tipler

Posted on 06/29/2019 8:11:16 AM PDT by Kaslin

Between May 29 and July 1919, an expedition organized by Cambridge astronomer Arthur Eddington and the Astronomer Royal Frank Dyson photographed first an eclipse of the Sun (May 29) and then, a month later, the stars where the Sun had been during the eclipse. By comparing the two photographs, the deflection of light caused by the Sun’s gravity could be precisely measured. Einstein’ gravity theory predicted a deflection value of 1.75 arcseconds, and Newton’s gravity theory a value half that. The results were announced in November 1919 to a joint meeting of the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society. Prof. Salim Mansur nicely described the expedition a few weeks ago on this site.

Einstein was confirmed! Newton was overthrown! And multiculturalism was born.

Let me recommend reading Prof. Salim Mansur’s Delectable Lie: a Liberal Repudiation of Multiculturalism, which gives the following very nice definition of “multiculturalism:” the idea “that all cultures are equal and deserving of equal treatment in a liberal democracy…” (p. 2).

So how did the eclipse observations birth multiculturalism? By overthrowing the Newtonian Empire.

For if the central theory of physics, Newtonian physics, could be proven false, there was no guarantee that Einstein would not himself be overthrown in the future. As Karl Popper put it in his The Logic of Scientific Discovery, “All universal theories, whatever their content, have zero probability” (p. 373)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: arthureddington; astronomy; cambridge; deflectionvalue; delectablelie; eclipse; einstein; frankdyson; frankjtipler; gravity; isaacnewton; karlpopper; multiculturalism; salimmansur; science; stringtheory
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1 posted on 06/29/2019 8:11:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Nuttiness all around.


2 posted on 06/29/2019 8:15:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Brain farts on too much alcohol too late at night


3 posted on 06/29/2019 8:18:24 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Kaslin

Newtonian physics is still what people learn in there school science class, so hardly a failure. Just not precise enough to fully explain how the universe works. Even quantum theory fails to explain everything.


4 posted on 06/29/2019 8:23:52 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kaslin

Nothing in this excerpt explains how validating a physics theory led to multiculturalism.


5 posted on 06/29/2019 8:30:07 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Kaslin

All things considered, my theory is that Einstein was a space alien.


6 posted on 06/29/2019 8:34:22 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: Kaslin

That read like the scribblings of a drunk scientist.


7 posted on 06/29/2019 8:34:31 AM PDT by dead (Our next president is going to be sooooo boring.)
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To: Kaslin

Well, I don’t think there is anything particularly scientific about equating cultures regardless of fitness to meet rudimentary benchmarks. Science should accept working contributions regardless of the culture the person who makes them comes from. That doesn’t mean that everyone is equally correct in everything they believe, just that everyone is allowed to make a valid argument without being shot down because of where they come from.

The Left actually has a real problem with this concept. I ran into one this semester. Professor who had a very narrow definition for acceptable sources. African scientists (actually) were the example given as a bad source in a very strange and frighteningly simplistic diatribe.

I think you get into trouble when you mix absolutist belief with empiricism because the two are incompatible. They both have their uses but those uses are not the same.


8 posted on 06/29/2019 8:41:20 AM PDT by BlackAdderess (The hysteria about Trump reminds me a lot of the Y2K hysteria)
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To: Kaslin

I should have said you get into trouble when you try to swap out empirical findings with absolutist belief.


9 posted on 06/29/2019 8:46:50 AM PDT by BlackAdderess (The hysteria about Trump reminds me a lot of the Y2K hysteria)
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To: exDemMom

The Australian philosopher David Stove, in his book Scientific Irrationalism: Origins of a Postmodern Cult, showed that all post-modernism, in particular the entire work of the philosophers Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn, is based on the belief that Newtonian physics was replaced in the twentieth century. If one reads carefully the founding texts of postmodernism in the humanities and the social sciences, one sees that these texts acknowledge that postmodernism is based on the perceived fall of Newton. Often they quote Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions to this effect.

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10 posted on 06/29/2019 9:06:15 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Kaslin

Love it!

Great mathmatics!


11 posted on 06/29/2019 9:25:13 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Kaslin

What an absurd article. And the headline uses “instead” as if Einstein were proven incorrect.


12 posted on 06/29/2019 9:34:16 AM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: Kirkwood

Newton didn’t address only this one issue.

He has a broad body of work that holds up very well.

Sometimes articles get a bit myopic.

We would be very fortunate to have as solid a spot in the scientific community as Newton does.


13 posted on 06/29/2019 9:39:25 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: Kaslin

It only proved that Einstein’s theory was “more” correct. But that’s far from saying that neither is correct, and only subject to someone’s personal interpretation.


14 posted on 06/29/2019 9:42:22 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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re: “Einstein was confirmed! Newton was overthrown!”

I think this “theory” thing between Newton and Einstein needs a re-think too.

Too much ‘garbage’ in QM to make sense, in light of new, recent discoveries not all of which physicists are in agreement with let alone even aware of ...


15 posted on 06/29/2019 9:43:20 AM PDT by _Jim (Save babies)
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To: Kaslin

By the way, Newton himself didn’t predict that the sun’s gravity would bent light. That was only implied later when it was discovered that light had a finite speed. What was not taken into account until Einstein’s theory is gravitational time dilation.


16 posted on 06/29/2019 9:44:36 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“But that’s far from saying that neither is correct, and only subject to someone’s personal interpretation.”

It’s a big step from “gravity bends light and time dilates when you approach the speed of light,” to all reality is created by social consensus and no reality has any claim to be better than any other. In some ways, the theory of relativity was named unfortunately in this regard.

There’s a theorem in machine learning called “no free lunches.” It was abused in a similar manner (in a much smaller circle).


17 posted on 06/29/2019 9:58:14 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Kaslin

The reason ‘multiculturalism’ is winning is because the Left figured out that it can be used as a tool to overthrow Western cultures while empowering Leftists, and also, at the same time, giving them a sledgehammer to knock down anyone opposing it, by calling them racist, and punishing them if they don’t stand down. It had nothing to do with Newton, or Einstein.

The problem with people like this guy, and sadly most on our side, including Trump at times (sadly) is that they are not able to comprehend the PURE EVIL of these people, and the fact that they HATE US to the point where they would enjoy watching us be tortured to death in jail, should they ever get the level of power needed to do just that. That’s who they are and the race is on as to whether our side figures it out first, or their side prevails.


18 posted on 06/29/2019 10:06:11 AM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: exDemMom
This author is not the first person to make an argument of this type, if not necessarily exactly the same. The great historian Paul Johnson, in his introduction to his book Modern Times IIRC also talked about the displacement of the objective Newtonian model, where if you knew the initial conditions you could in theory predict how the clockwork machine would play out, with relativity, after which the culture decides that things, including ethics, became, well, relative.
19 posted on 06/29/2019 10:12:11 AM PDT by untenured
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To: ModelBreaker
What is unfortunate is the semantics only. The theory of relativity could also be described as the theory of absoluteness, since space and time must be relative in order for the speed of light to be absolute. Space can contract or expand, time can slow down or speed up, but the speed of light remains the same no matter the frame of reference. It is a constant.

Einstein realized this only because the technology of his day was able to show that the speed of light was a constant, no matter the reference frame. If Newton had known the same thing, he might have come up with relativity theory as well.
20 posted on 06/29/2019 10:16:40 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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