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Re: [Phys-L] einstein --> misattribution in general --> appeal to authority in general

For example, "refuting" the concept of relativistic mass by use the supposed quote from Einstein to a journalist.

At 11:50 AM -0700 7/21/14, John Denker wrote:
On 07/21/2014 08:27 AM, Bill Norwood wrote:

I would suspect that misrepresentation of Albert Einstein's actual beliefs
was very much out of hand long before this video came to be.

That's for sure.

The practice of hyping some random idea by putting it into
the mouth of some "authority" is seriously out of hand, and
has been for a long time.

I consider appeal to authority to be highly unscientific
... but /bogus/ appeal to authority is even worse.

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