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Not Even Wrong: Chapter 2501

Physicists enjoy it when someone pontificates jerry-built nonsense ? nonsense based on assumptions that are known to be wrong. Physicists see this as an invitation to use their most famous dismissive phrase: “It’s not even wrong.”

Authority figure Michael Medved, in a column about deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) published May 14, 2008, demonstrates the concept of “not even wrong”:

In today?s ruthlessly competitive international economy, the United States may benefit from a potent but unheralded advantage: the aggressive edge sustained by the inherited power of American DNA…. The insight carries crucial political implications…

(Thanks to investigator Paula Trowbridge for bringing this to our attention.)

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