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Apr 27 2021

Canceling Isaac Newton

Progressives are serious about erasing Western Civilization in toto on the grounds that it is racist according to critical race theory. Even Sir Isaac Newton, the Father of Physics, may face cancelation as curricula are decolonized:

Newton has been labelled as a potential beneficiary of “colonial-era activity” in draft plans to “decolonise” the engineering curriculum at Sheffield University. …

The plans form part of the engineering faculty’s efforts to “challenge long-standing conscious and unconscious biases” among students to tackle “Eurocentric” and “white saviour” approaches to science and maths, and promote “inclusive design”.

Maybe Newton can survive total cancelation if they balance his discoveries with the delusional beliefs of dysfunctional savages who lived at the time.

Newton, who lived until 1727, laid the foundations of modern science with his theory of gravity, in the seminal Principia, and theories on light, time, colour and calculus.

His equation for universal gravitation, written in 1666 when he was 23, helped overthrow more than a thousand years of Aristotelian thinking.

Newton ranks among the greatest scientific minds of all time. But he was a white guy, so he will be lucky not to be erased — especially since he lived at a time when Western Civilization was raising the standard of living of the entire world by expanding through colonization.

Newton’s opinion of slavery is both irrelevant and unknown. However, he owned shares in a company that was involved in the slave trade. He lost a fortune when the company tanked, but that hardly expiates the sin of having participated no matter how tangentially in a practice that had been common throughout the world since the beginning of recorded history.

Other shareholders at the time included 462 members of the House of Commons and 100 members of the House of Lords.

Cancel them all!

If the Jacobins running British universities can cancel classical music in the name of critical race theory, they can cancel anything, even Newtonian physics. It would be blasphemy to suggest that the law of gravity might still be in force even after it has been repealed for being racist, because that would imply that the universe is not centered on historic black oppression.

Remarks Toby Young, general secretary of the Free Speech Union,

“Newton famously said, ‘If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.’ Everyone studying maths or engineering deserves to stand on Newton’s shoulders so they, too, can see further, regardless of their ethnicity.”

But the woke don’t need to see. They already know all there is to know. All that remains for them is to eradicate everyone living or dead who might contradict them.

On a tip from R F.


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