"Sam Wormley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:ypKdnctDJ_vmQjDMnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d@giganews.com... > On 6/3/13 11:52 PM, Tom Potter wrote: >> Sammy, how do you think special relativity compares to Maxwell's >> Equations, Newton's Laws, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws... > > All working tools of physics, Potter.
The issue is:
"Why are so many impressionable people, so fixated on Relativity,
considering that overall it wastes time, money and minds
whereas many other tools of physics are more widely used and have a far more POSITIVE impact on society?
Is it possible that the Mass Media has brainwashed impressionable people to believe that Relativity is a better "tool"?
Do you think that people should get a reasonable rate of return for the time, mind and money they expend acquiring information about a "tool".
Considering that a pipe wrench is a more useful "tool" than Relativity,
do you think that it would be a good idea for the Mass Media to hype pipe wrenches and for schools to have many classes and much discussion about pipe wrenches.
It is my perception that if someone needs a "tool" to do a job, they will find one or create one.
For example, at this time "tools" are needed to acquire more energy and to use energy more efficiently.
Do you think this "need" will result in new "tools" to do the job?