Schrödinger’s Wine


Wow. Just wow.

Every now and again Conservapedia, usually in the form of Andrew Schlafly, dishes up something so stupid and so monumentally insane, that I actually struggle to find words to comment on it.

Such is this example, from Conservapedia’s wacky article on “Biblical Scientific Foreknowledge‎,” in which Andy ventures forth to prove that the Bible knew all about quantum mechanics. It’s so stupid, I can’t even comment. I’ll just leave Andy to speak for himself:

The second chapter of the Gospel of John describes the conversion of water into wine by Jesus at a wedding reception. Intuitively one would expect the conversion to occur before anyone tasted the drink. But under quantum mechanics, it is not until observation that matter acquires a definite state. John 2:9 describes this precisely as required by quantum mechanics, and the KJV misses this subtle issue of timing in the conversion.

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2 Responses to Schrödinger’s Wine

  1. Will Blass says:

    Sorry for being Captain Obvious, but it’s only a way to validate over and over again his religious beliefs.

    Which leads me to wonder: Does Andy have doubts? Does he need to reassure Christianity with a scientific basis?

    I thought faith alone would suffice.

    • cpmonitor says:

      It’s more like he has to twist science to fit his world-view. Remember, science is the enemy of faith, so the more he hammer the square pegs of science into the round holes of his faith, the more he can justify his stance. So if somebody says the Earth is billions of years old, he can turn around and say, “Ah, but the Bible says this and this and this about science, which humans only discovered later, and the Bible says the Earth is only 6000 years old. Ergo the Bible must be right.”
      It’s the same as with the whole Lenski affair. Andy knew he would never receive, nor could handle Lenski’s samples, but if he raised enough doubt then he “wins” – even if he’s only preaching to the choir anyway.

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