Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Comparing Einstein to Freud

Mark Green reviewed my book on the Occidental Observer. He is interested in Jewish issues:
Though Schlafly makes only a handful of oblique references to Einstein’s Jewishness, the veneration of Einstein by elite media and the academic world fits the guru phenomenon identified in The Culture of Critique in which Jewish intellectuals such as Freud, Boas and Trotsky become the focus of a cult following among Jews, just as charismatic rabbis were venerated among traditional Jews. This type of abstract theorizing that rejects observation-hypothesis-experimentation methodology is also reminiscent of the theorizing of Freud and the Frankfurt School: top-down theorizing in the absence of any empirical data. Over the past generation, Freud’s theories have been quietly and gently downgraded to a creative mix of quasi-scientific conjecture, sexual fantasy and therapeutic snake oil.

(These topics have been discussed previously on TOO. Dan Michaels’ “Ethnic Conflict in German Physics” describes hostility between Germans devoted to the observation-hypothesis-experiment method, whereas Jewish physics was “dogmatic, intuitive, overly abstract and theoretical.” The Germans were also angry because “a number of Jews, domestic and foreign, who studied in Germany, were soon getting an exorbitant amount of publicity and credit for research that had been pioneered earlier by Germans and others.” In his comment on Michaels’ article, Kevin MacDonald notes similar phenomena in psychology, sociology, and biology, and he finds similar tendencies in traditional Jewish theology: “These groups saw the world through the lens of a non-falsifiable, abstract theological theory, and they were centered around charismatic rabbis, with heretics and other non-conformists expelled from the group.”)
The subject of Jewish influence is out of my expertise. The book is about physics, and the larger issues of what science is all about. Freud is another example of someone whose reputation far exceeds his actual accomplishments. There are plenty of non-Jews who idolize Freud, in spite of the lack of evidence for his theories.

The above review has comments about Einstein, and I posted comments also defending the book. Anyone is welcome to criticize or comment here also.

Some of the comments emphasize the ethnic angle:
For jews to admit Einstein was a fraud would cause their entire worldview to fail. I’m surprised they don’t send out their over hyped Mossad agents to assassinate anyone who suggests we shouldn’t sit around kissing the arse of Einsteins reputation.

Einstein signifies jewish supremacism. They will defend his public stature as vigorously as they do their holocaust religion. It is the duty of all humans to break this stranglehold and allow the truth to come to the fore.
These views are a little extreme. I would not call Einstein a fraud or a Jewish supremacist. I would like to see discussion of why Einstein is praised so much.


  1. Einstein's Jewishness attracted lots of anti-Semites who wanted to discredit him when he was alive, especially scientists in Nazi Germany, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Physik.

    That's why some people suspect one who criticizes Einstein as being anti-Semitic. Have you faced accusations of anti-Semitism for your book?

  2. I say very little about Jewish issues in my book, as they are out of my expertise and I had difficulty sorting them out. A lot of those German Physics advocates were skeptical about relativity for reasons that had nothing to do with Jewish issues. Einstein's Jewishness did get him some friends and enemies. No one has accused me of anti-semitism yet, but I think that it is inevitable.

  3. I'm convinced that Einstein's popularity had little to do with his Jewishness. Darwin was and is just as popular and influential as Einstein and he was Gentile.

    I was reading comments on the Occidental Observer. They make too big a deal about religion and race.

  4. Craig, I agree with that. But I am not able to fully explain Einstein's popularity, so I am happy to hear other theories. I hope that the Einstein fans address all the theories.

  5. The one scientist who I think has had the biggest impact on humanity in modern times is Louis Pasteur. Yet, most people don't even know who he was.

  6. The Wikipidia page on Pasteur has dubious allegations of deception. I edited it to put in some balancing info, but I am surprised that the Pasteur fans do not defend him more aggressively.