Who’s Ken Wheeler?

Ken Wheeler, aka The Angry Photographer, aka Theoria Apophasis, aka Kentucky Ken is a YouTuber. He’s best known for his biased and questionable reviews of cameras and lenses. Even so, a rapidly growing number of his recent videos delve into subjects completely unrelated to photography.

These include magnetism, metaphysics, current events, disaster preparation and Buddhism among others. Although he puts forward his ideas with intense passion, he has no expertise, knowledge, accreditation or qualifications in any of these fields, and it shows.

The Angry Photographer’s advice on camera gear and gadgets is typically biased, misleading, out-of-date, penny-wise and pound-foolish. YouTube offers many, far better photography channels than his. When he wanders off into other topics, his ignorance and arrogance are on full display.

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM 5), lists a condition known as Delusional Disorder, Grandiose Type. The central theme of this condition is, “the conviction of having some great talent or insight or of having made some important discovery.”

The Theoria Apophasis host claims to be the only person in the world to correctly understand magnetism, to have discovered a Grand Unified Theory of the universe, and to be the world’s foremost authority on the Buddhist doctrine of anatta (no-self) among other demonstrably false convictions.

Experts have contradicted Kentucky Ken on all of these claims using facts and evidence, but he persists in asserting them. He appears to wholeheartedly believe his peculiar conceits, even though they’re all patently absurd.

Researchers have arrived at a consensus about pseudoscience. They’ve shown that science deniers consistently make five reasoning errors. These are:

  1. Cherry-picking sources
  2. Following conspiracy theories
  3. Citing fake experts
  4. Arguing based on logical fallacies
  5. Setting impossible expectations of proof for others

As readers will see throughout this website, the Theoria Apophasis creator makes some or all of these mistakes in every video. Despite claiming to be devoted to facts, logic and wisdom, he invariably arrives at the wrong conclusion on every topic on which he opines.

This website is intended for YouTube viewers who may feel gaslit by Ken Wheeler’s jargon and dogmatism. Rest assured that you’re not the one who’s mistaken when you question his bizarre notions, his sources or his expertise.

If you click on Things Ken’s Wrong About, you’ll find sound refutations for each of his claims.

Beware of false knowledge. It is more dangerous than ignorance.”

George Bernard Shaw

“It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.”

Franz Kafka

“It’s better to admit our ignorance than to believe answers that might be wrong. Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what’s really there.”

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right names.

Confucius

“Scratch the average conspiracy theorist, and you’ll probably find a renegade platonist underneath.”

Arthur Herman, Science Historian

A publicly revealed lie is as important for the good of humanity as a clearly stated truth.”

Leo Tolstoy

“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”

Richard Feynman

“Science deniers cost lives. If we ignore them, that’s one of the worst things we can do, because if we don’t engage and refute, they are just going to recruit more believers.”

Lee McIntire, Science Philosopher

Latest Things Ken’s Wrong About

Free Will – Why Ken’s Wrong

Free will has been disputed by philosophers since the beginning of civilization. Find out how Ken Wheeler claims to have resolved this timeless puzzle, and why the best choice is to ignore his bizarre arguments.

Egypt – Why Ken’s Wrong

Egypt has a long and fascinating history. Find out how Ken Wheeler exploits public interest in the ancient kingdom to promote his own misguided, metaphysical notions.

Extragalactic Jets – Why Ken’s Wrong

Extragalactic jets are a phenomenon on the frontier of science that astronomers can’t fully explain yet. Find out how Ken Wheeler tries to exploit this mystery to propagate his demonstrably false notions of the ether, the dielectric, light and matter.

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