After graduating from Melrose High School in the 1980s, Swasey moved to Colorado to pursue a career in competitive figure skating, the Globe reported. After competing in three U.S. Championships for skating and winning a national title in the junior ranks, Swasey became an officer with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police force six years ago.Swasey was one of three people killed in the shooting. He leaves behind a wife, two children, his parents, and a sister. Read the full Globe story here.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Relativity, Schmelativity: It's a Plot Against Conservative Jesus!
Conservapedia founder and Eagle Forum University instructor Andy Schlafly -- Phyllis Schlafly's son -- has found another liberal plot: the Theory of Relativity.
Here's what Andy has posted on Conservapedia about the website:
"Conservapedia has been praised and ridiculed in the media, on blogs, and on rival sites. Critics claim that it contains fringe viewpoints, and supporters note that it simply provides another viewpoint and an alternative to liberal bias."
"Fringe viewpoint" doesn't describe the latest paranoia coming out of wingnuttia When they're not finding death panels to kill granny, they're busy trying to overturn the 1st and 14th Amendments because too many brown-skinned people are taking advantage of exercsing their freedom of religion and their right to American citizenship by being born in the USA!
But this descent into irremediable derangement deserves a special award--Can we come up with a proper name for a trophy that recognizes sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity? Really. I'd propose calling the award "The Palin," but I'm open to other suggestions. Meanwhile...
Here is Andy/Conservapedia's entry on why the Theory of Relativity is wrong:
Conservative "facts" about relativity:
- ...unlike most of physics, the theories of relativity consist of complex mathematical equations relying on several hypotheses.
- Relativity has been met with much resistance in the scientific world. To date, a Nobel Prize has never been awarded for relativity.
- Despite censorship of dissent about relativity, evidence contrary to the theory is discussed outside of liberal universities.
Proof that relativity is "wrong":
- The action-at-a-distance by Jesus, described in John 4:46-54.
- The inability of the theory to lead to other insights, contrary to every verified theory of physics.
"In other words, reading a theory about physics is correlated to a decrease in people's interest in reading the Bible, which means that it causes people to stop reading the Bible."
"In the entry, "Counterexamples to Relativity," the authors (including Schlafly) write:
"The theory of relativity is a mathematical system that allows no exceptions. It is heavily promoted by liberals who like its encouragement of relativism and its tendency to mislead people in how they view the world."
To what does that reference lead?
"See, e.g., historian Paul Johnson's book about the 20th century, and the article written by liberal law professor Laurence Tribe as allegedly assisted by Barack Obama. Virtually no one who is taught and believes relativity continues to read the Bible, a book that outsells New York Times bestsellers by a hundred-fold."
But the worst part of this is that Andy brags about all the children he has helped home school.
IMHO, the home-schooling movement might be sealing the doom of this country. Raising a huge chunk of our population never to have to deal head-on with ideas their parents dislike, and never to have to deal with peers who have different ideas.
Thanks to idiots like Schlafly and people who think like him, we're headed for the bottom of the barrel in education compared with the rest of the world: