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Roger Schlafly is an older brother of Conservapedia founder Andrew Schlafly and is a conservative activist in his own right. He is also a mathematician and computer programmer. Among Phyllis Schlafly's brood, Roger ranks third in order of birth.

Surprisingly, he contests many of Andy's ridiculous claims. Though his motives are unknown, his despicable posting of facts is sure to soon earn him scorn as yet another deceitful liberal (and probably a ban).

Biography[edit]

One of the six children of John Fred and Phyllis Schlafly, Schlafly graduated from St. Louis Priory School in 1973.[1] He received a summa cum laude B.S. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1976.[2][3] A year later, he earned his master's degree from Princeton. In 1980, he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation was titled Universal Connections and a Characteristic Class for Euclidean Space, and he studied under the advisory of Isadore Manual Singer.[4] Among Roger Schlafly's fellow doctoral students at Berkeley was Daniel Friedan, son of feminist activist Betty Friedan; in contrast, Phyllis Schlafly was an anti-feminist conservative activist.[5]

At the University of Chicago, he was "an L.E. Dickson Instructor with research interests in differential geometry and mathematical physics" from 1980 to 1983;[6] his last academic job was at the University of California, Santa Cruz.[2] Schlafly then became an air traffic controller system designer and cryptographer, before becoming senior mathematician with Information Security Corporation in 1996.[6]

In 1995, he, along with Joel Hass and Micheal Hutching, proved the double bubble conjecture for bubbles of equal volume.[7][8]

In 2005, Schlafly debated computer scientist Robert Welles in a forum hosted by Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, The Politics, Science, and Religion of Evolution.[9]

Later achievements[edit]

Roger is slightly famous for patenting two large prime numbers in 1993 as part of a cryptographic algorithm.[10] An opponent of software patents, he regards this partially as demonstration of the failures of the US patent system.[11]

As a blogger[edit]

Roger Schlafly writes two blogs. At Dark Buzz, a science-focused blog, he approaches topics as follows:

I am a logical positivist. I accept what has been mathematically or scientifically proved, and tend to be skeptical about what cannot be proved.[12]

There, he engages in quite a bit of Einstein-bashing and frequently labels him a plagiarist and fraud. He frequently writes about Henri Poincare, a French physicist who he believes is a victim of underappreciation because of Einstein. Ironically, a lot of times Roger cites The New York Times and other "mainstream media" sources in Dark Buzz including the BBC. At Singular Values, he expresses his grievances with everything that liberals made wrong with the world. On both blogs, he writes about topics of interest such as physics, politics, psychology, mathematics, and technology.

Regarding Singular Values:

Besides numerical values, there are also the values that represent the qualities or beliefs that people consider important, such as loyalty and respect. Some values are singularly important, and yet are commonly overlooked. [12]

For some time he cross-posted his blogs.

Additionally, he contributes to the blog of Eagle Forum, the organization founded by his mother.[13]

Beliefs[edit]

He writes from (as you'd expect) a neoreactionary perspective, decrying what he sees, for instance, as "destruction of American culture."[14] He has cited the white nationalist[15] website VDARE.[16] Roger also has implied that the United States should be a white majority nation.[17] In 2016, he began posting in support of Donald Trump for president.

Additionally, he provides apologetics for Christianity and frequently criticizes atheist bloggers PZ Myers and Jerry Coyne. Coyne has banned Roger from commenting on Coyne's blogs.[18]

Also, on his blogs, he has expressed that:

  • "Soon there will be very little reason for any English-speaker to learn another language."[19]
  • "... a good-looking man will be a whole lot more likely to develop political skills that make his a more effective politician. The same might not be true for women because pretty girls can often get ahead with poor political skills.[20]
  • Eric Rudolph, the Atlanta Olympic park bomber, was an atheist (despite being part of the Christian Identity movement)[21]
  • Laws banning use of cell phones while driving are ineffective.[22]
  • It's wrong to have cheerleaders at girls' high school sporting events.[23]
  • Kids under 2 should be able to watch TV, despite what the American Academy of Pediatrics thinks.[24] "Pediatricians are experts on child medicine, but have no expertise in TV watching."[25] He also said: "an hour or so of the right TV shows could be beneficial to one-year-olds."[26]
  • Regarding a study showing that empathy is a trait more common among lower-class people: "The higher-class folks don't need it and don't want it."[27] Also: "I suspect that high empathy measurements are correlated with an assortment of psychological problems."[28]
  • Responding to a new edition of Mark Twain's classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that drops the use of the N-word: "White liberals are responsible for this outrage."[29] Yeah right...[30]
  • Roger Schlafly defended his mother's statement "By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don't think you can call it rape," by responding: "There are some feminists who argue that marital rape is worse than stranger rape. Most people disagree."[31] Also, he expressed disagreement with an advice column that told a man to "stop pressuring" his wife for sex when she didn't want it: "Marriage will not survive if these attitudes are commonplace."[32] Because marriage will totally survive with unhappy women and greedy, spoiled, entitled men, right?

If an academic study is valid in his mind, it probably fits his pre-existing worldview. For example, he has dismissed a study by the American Psychological Association that concluded that children who were spanked were more likely to engage in aggressive behavior in adulthood,[33] but agreed with a study that concluded that Baby Einstein videos hindered language development in children.[26]

In 2011, Right Wing Watch highlighted a blog post that Schlafly wrote for Eagle Forum regarding the case of a Penn State football coach accused of child abuse. Roger Schlafly expressed opposition to laws mandating witnesses of child abuse to report the action to authorities: "Traditional British and American law does not require citizens to report crimes that they witness. We are not a nation of snitches. If your neighbor is illegally smoking dope, you do not have to say a word...The mandatory reporting law is a direct attack on the autonomy of the American family. Many parents have practices that provoke the disapproval of others. All it takes is one anonymous call to CPS, and a govt social worker will knock on the door and threaten to put the kids in foster care."[34][35]

Right Wing Watch criticized other Eagle Forum blogs by Roger Schlafly the next year: one lamenting the drop in the white birth rate in the US[36] and another where he denounced the proposed Congressional reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.[37]

Conservapedia[edit]

When he does make an increasingly rare appearance on Conservapdia, it's often in order to clash with his brother on some aspect of science, normally Andy's bizarre rants about the Theory of Relativity. [38][39][40][41]

However, lest you think Roger is a fairly decent bloke, it's worth looking at some of his other contributions to Conservapedia:

  • "Marital rape is difficult to define. Many wives see it as just a communication problem. [42]
  • He removed any references to dictator Augusto Pinochet murdering opponents, preferring the Orwellian "suppressed."[43]
  • He butchered the "Trail of Tears" article, removing any reference to the suffering of the Native Americans, as well as Jackson's efforts to ensure it went ahead.[44]

He really said that[edit]

Sadly, especially since Donald Trump declared for the 2016 presidential election, some things on Singular Values are so off the deep end that it is hard to believe that the author has a doctorate in mathematics.

  • "No ethnic groups face any significant voting burdens anywhere in the US."[45]
  • "... raping a virgin is a worse crime than raping a slut, and stranger rape is worse than date rape, and almost any rape is worse than marital rape."[46]
  • Also responding to an advice column about a woman who didn't like her husband ogling at other women, Roger responded: "No, there is nothing wrong with looking at attractive women. Being a man is not a medical condition. This is normal male behavior. Get over it."[47]
  • "There is no reason for educated people to use anything but American English."[48]
  • "[Facebook CEO Mark] Zuckerberg is Jewish, with a Chinese wife. They believe in doing whatever they can to undermine white Christian America."[14]
  • "The Democrat Party has become the anti-white-male party."[49]
  • "I guess [Apple CEO Tim] Cook wants to help gays keep their gay lovers secret, but this is not the way to do it."[50]
  • "... our health care system is so screwed up, that a fully socialized medical system now seems better than Obamacare."[51]
  • "I wonder why atheists even have conferences. Are they trying to learn something? Are they trying to mimic a religious community? Are they trying to induce ideological conformity? Are they really as horrible as they sound from these news stories?"[52]
  • "... the hysterical anti-Trump Hitler-crying activists are part of a plan to commit White Genocide, and they believe that Trump is their main obstacle."[53]

Schlafly has also expressed as fact that transgender people, such as Caitlyn Jenner[54] and the Wachowskis,[53] have mental illnesses.

What a difference a decade makes[edit]

I keep running into people who seem to think that they have mind reading capabilities. They will confidently state what other people must be thinking, based on the skimpiest of evidence.

I am the sort of man who is not hard to read. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. Nevertheless, I sometimes hear people try to tell me that I am thinking something completely different.

People seem to do this mind reading without even realizing that they are doing it. And they don't seem affected by the contrary evidence.[55]

Fast forward a decade later, with all his charges about liberals expressing hatred against white people and Christians, he seems have become one of those "mind readers".

See also[edit]

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For those living in an alternate reality, Conservapedia has an "article" about Roger Schlafly

Publications[edit]

Books
Mathematics articles
Physics articles
Health articles
Letters
Software
  • Eureka: The Solver: "...an equation solving and graphics product from Borland in the late 1980s...among the InfoWorld Magazine top 100 hardware and software computer products of 1987."

Patents[edit]

Schlafly has nine registered patents in computer programming and information security, dating back to 1992.[56]

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. The manifold applications of Pascal's Triangle (senior thesis at SLPS)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official Vaccine Policy Flawed article by Roger Schlafly
  3. Forcing and nilpotent groups (senior thesis at Princeton)
  4. Roger Sherwood Schlafly at Mathematics Genome Project
  5. Crichtlow, Donald. Phyllis Schlafly and grassroots conservatism: a woman's crusade. p. 14.
  6. 6.0 6.1 About page at Information Security Corporation (click on "Management")
  7. How to cut a cake, Ian Stewart, Oxford University Press, 2006
  8. Hass, J., Hutchings, M., and Schlafly, R. (1995). The double bubble conjecture. Electronic Research Announcements of the American Mathematical Society, 1(3), 98-102.
  9. The Politics, Science, and Religion of Evolution
  10. Patent USUS5373560
  11. [1]
  12. 12.0 12.1 About Schlafly blogs
  13. http://blog.eagleforum.org/ Roger's posts indicate "posted by Roger".
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Facebook against America and free speech"
  15. SPLC said so!
  16. http://schlafly.blogspot.com/2009/10/foreign-born-prize-winners.html
  17. California whites declining
  18. http://blog.singularvalues.com/2012/05/coyne-bans-me-from-his-blog.html
  19. California gives driving exams in 34 languages... He even promotes cultural ignorance: "Tagalog is so obscure that most people don't even know what it is." So he's among "most people"?
  20. Vote for the good-looking man
  21. Jihad in Fort Hood Texas, Arab Group Has Ties to Terrorists
  22. Cell phone laws failed
  23. Silly Title IX claims
  24. Pediatricians give bad TV advice
  25. Study on risks of toddlers watching TV
  26. 26.0 26.1 Baby videos may hinder infant language development, Baby Einstein a failure
  27. Empathy is for the lower classes
  28. Decline of empathy
  29. Words even Twain cannot say anymore
  30. This discussion of the Huck Finn issue sparked much outrage among liberal forum participants of all races
  31. Phyllis gets honorary degree
  32. Advice for sexless marriage
  33. New bogus spanking study
  34. Eagle Forum Derides Penn State "Witch-Hunt"
  35. Two other bloggers took down Roger: here and here. and here.
  36. Eagle Forum Laments Dip in White Birth Rate: 'This is Not a Good Thing'
  37. Roger Schlafly Denounces Violence Against Women Act, Dismisses Congresswoman who Sought Charges Against her Rapist
  38. Roger's opening shotimg
  39. Andy shows that he doesn't have a clueimg
  40. Roger sets the record straightimg
  41. Andy loses and accuses Roger of ranting.img
  42. His edit to "Marital rape"img
  43. His edit to the article on Augusto Pinochetimg
  44. His edit to "Trail of Tears"img
  45. http://schlafly.blogspot.com/2002/08/aclu-thinks-that-forbidding-convicted.html
  46. Italian rape law
  47. Maleness is not a disease
  48. Avoiding goofy character sets (Dec. 22, 2009). This post regards the proposed use of Cyrillic characters in Web domain names. Unamerican movie (Dec. 27, 2009). He criticizes the use of British accents in the movie Sherlock Holmes and appears to have a problem with a character in the TV show House having an... AUSTRALIAN accent of all things!
  49. "Only Trump understands the concept"
  50. "Apple sides with Moslem terrorists"
  51. Proposal to abolish marriage
  52. Dawkins booted from atheist conference
  53. 53.0 53.1 Only haters compare Trump to Hitler
  54. Debating whether to accept Syrian migrants: "... few people are willing to publicly say that Bruce Jenner [sic] suffers from a mental illness..." (maybe because that is a lie)
  55. One of Roger's blogs in 2005
  56. https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=pts&hl=en&q=ininventor:%22Roger+Schlafly%22&gws_rd=ssl