Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
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Yes, fans’ favourite Adam Rutherford makes a highly reasonable observation on The Guardian‘s use of media frames to pitch us the theory of special relativity.
He’s right, you know. It is just unfair to yoke little old E=mc² to warmongers and Luddites. I mean, it has so many other meanings…
Helping us to understand the universe apart, perhaps its most contemporary meaning relates to how Einstein’s famous tongue-engorging facemark has been channelled a century later by one of today’s most talented young pop artistes.
Letting E be Albert himself, and mc be young Mylie, and assuming the value of Albert to exponentially exceed that of Mylie, we derive the following:
And if you’re really interested in formulae involving Mylie Cyrus that actually manage to achieve The Guardian’s hoped for link to atomic apocalypse, have a chew on this:
I guess what I’m saying is that I agree with Adam Rutherford.
Blaming E=mc² for the atomic bomb comes across about as rational as blaming Mylie Cyrus.
Might as well do it though. Good for clicks.
Brian Hughes is an academic psychologist and university professor in Galway, Ireland, specialising in stress, health, and the application of psychology to social issues. He writes widely on the psychology of empiricism and of empirically disputable claims, especially as they pertain to science, health, medicine, and politics.