Disturbing video misusing Einstein’s name

I saw this video posted on facebook The link to one rebuttal, which links to the original, is here:

http://filipinofreethinkers.org/2009/10/08/does-god-exist-video-campaign-refuted/

I wrote as a comment to the person posting it:

Actually, this is not a true story, nor does it capture even in the slightest way the views of Einstein on religion (see http://www.einsteinandreligion.com/).

Although it is a cute video, there are logical flaws such as the fact that neither “hot” nor “cold” exists except as labels on “temperature”, neither label with any special role.

I’m mostly disturbed by the fact that this Christian organization is trying to legitimize a flawed argument, by falsely attributing it to a very famous non-Christian, and nearly non-religious, scientist.

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About brianblais

I am a professor of Science and Technology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, and a research professor in the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems, Brown University. My research is in computational neuroscience and statistics. I teach physics, meteorology, astonomy, theoretical neuroscience, systems dynamics, artificial intelligence and robotics. My book, "Theory of Cortical Plasticity" (World Scientific, 2004), details a theory of learning and memory in the cortex, and presents the consequences and predictions of the theory. I am an avid python enthusiast, and a Bayesian (a la E. T. Jaynes), and love music.
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One Response to Disturbing video misusing Einstein’s name

  1. scottk says:

    They can't even get appeals to authority right!

    A nice discussion of the misuse of Einstein's name appears in the first chapter of The God Delusion: http://richarddawkins.net/firstChapter,101

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