Late last night I was bored and spent more time than I usually would looking through my twitter feeds (nothing was coming through on my reader) and I stumbled on a piece that was highlighted by Climate Safety, written by Joss Garman, that blew me away.
Einstein found himself surrounded but people arguing over his work regarding relativity. That must have been amazing – to have done all this work and debate, to then over hear two waiters argue whether they believe it or not… It’s certainly an interesting read that explores scientific denial and one I felt easily tempted to be so terrible as quote the whole thing. However, I will fight this urge of plagiarism except to offer one of the more interesting tid-bits; “there is no real point in debating conspiracy theorists, there was no point in explaining relativity to anti-relativists… Their strong opposition was not due to a lack of understanding, but rather the reaction to a perceived threat… Anti-relativists were convinced of their own ideas, and were really only interested in pushing through their own theories…”
Anyway, read it all here. 🙂