2+2=5, a comment on The Future of Engineering.

“You are a slow learner, Winston.”
“How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”
“Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”
― George Orwell1984

My belief is that the attack on Math and Engineering in particular is simply because they do not allow for “magical realism” but they are just plain, old, hardcore realism.

SJWs are seducing people with the notion that their politically base magical realism will provide them with all the answer and satisfy all their needs, but for that to happens, a certain ( a lot) of flexibility in science is required even if it does not conform with reality.

Using J. Kb.s example of the Wright Brothers Flyer and a Boeing Dreamliner, SJWs do not deny that flight is possible but promises you that when they finally are successful, you will fly without any device at all. You will not need something as gauche as a machine that runs under the principle of lift in an airfoil, but you will be able to step off any tall building, spread you arms and fly like an angel. Physics will no longer apply because Social Justice has been achieved. Of course, the pile of bodies at the bottom of the building will be something to behold.

I had mentioned here before this type of delusion. Gun Control organizations keep telling their supporters that people with guns are cowards and that they will triumph against evil because they are the good guys and stuff.

Late last night I realized what they reminded me off. Many a moon ago I read about Congo’s Simba Rebellion in the 60s and one of the things that stuck with me ever since was that Witch Doctors would do some magic ritual on the Simba Rebels and declare them “bulletproof.” Of course, ballistic reality proved the “treatment” all but useless.

But by the time people realize they can’t defy gravity, it will be too late to dislodge the assholes from the power positions they gave them.

 

3 Replies to “2+2=5, a comment on The Future of Engineering.”

  1. What we should be doing is encouraging this mentally defective morons to test their notions by stepping off that platform. If they are right, fine, they will fly. If they are wrong, the outcome is what it should be: the improvement of the species.




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  2. I’m familiar w/ the history of the witchdoctors and the Simba Rebellion. The rebels would get all hopped up on drugs and ‘throw their eyes’ at the local forces who would then run away in fear of being hexed.

    That worked until the gov’t brought in European mercenaries who just shot the rebels down as they zombie walked towards the emplacements.




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  3. In nature, the population of most critters is kept in balance by factors like other critters, food, ect.
    Sometimes, the balance gets a bit out of whack, and you have an overgrowth of critters that last right until they pretty much eat all their food, then starve to death.
    Right now, we are experiencing an overgrowth of College Idiots. This overgrowth was caused first by the advent of the post WWII GI bill, then exacerbated by the Draft Dodgers of the Vietnam, and then boosted to an unsustainable level by making every American go to college.
    This will end shortly- the higher education bubble is about to pop, especially since it is becoming clear that a degree means the kid is functionally useless in the job market.
    I for one can hardly wait.




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