Wasn't he a science fiction writer?In 1984, I read his book, Counting the Eons.
It was the first book I ever read so full of nonsense and silliness that I took copious notes and critiqued it, then sent my notes to the publisher who forwarded them to Isaac Asimov.
First I will show you the postcard Isaac wrote to me and then I will critique his ignorant postcard, which by the way I sold on E-Bay for $75 ! Woot.
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I covered over my name and address.
In his few sentences here, Asimov's ignorance is in full throat.
1. He blames the failure of religion on religion, neglecting the obvious fact that if you do not follow the precepts, the instructions, then you cannot blame the book which you purposely ignored and neglected.
2. On the subject of "humanity's social ignorance and weakness," consider that:
A. Isaac Asimov neglected his own family to pursue his passion of self-aggrandizing writing. His referenced book is 1230 pages in length, a horribly boring read. I quit after just a few dozen pages which blathered needlessly and said nothing anyone would care about.
B. Asimov's son, who he long neglected, was arrested in Northern California a few years ago for possession of child pornography on his computer. Shades of Hunter Biden! What kind of fathers raise these kinds of sons?
C. Asimov was SO INGNORANT that he refused to fly on any commercial aircraft, which happen to be ten times safer per passenger mile than driving a car.
D. Asimov became a fervent atheist after he prayed to God to help him pass a chemistry test in high school. After he failed it, he renounced God for the remainder of his miserable life. Asimov would show God, by God!
3. On the subject of my critique, Asimov completely ignored all of it, not because it was without merit, but because he had no answers and he knew it. I'll just provide a few examples for Asimov sycophants to grind their teeth on:
Page 12 "If the tube (used to breath through when underwater) is long enough and wide
enough, all the exhaled air remains in that long tube and you will breathe the same air over
and over again and it will not be long before you suffocate".
[Wrong again. If you extend a tube a mere 18" under water, and position yourself vertically
below it, the hydrostatic pressure precludes you from inspiring your first breath. I have tried it
as a scuba diver. EVEN IF that were not the case, his argument still fails. Exhale out your
Page 21: "Raise the temperature of ice and it melts."
[Ice melts at a constant temperature - 0 degrees C.]
Page 150: ". . . there is an object a mile above the surface of the earth that is moving upward
at a constant speed. We can tell when it started its journey . . . there is nothing in the upward
direction to stop, we could conclude that it would travel forever and its journey would have no
[Let's not complicate "science" with, oh say wind resistance, or even gravity. Such
oversights make his poor writing look as trivial as, "negative energy"!]