Who’s Ken Wheeler?

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

These include Eastern and Western philosophy, world religions, physics, politics and electronics, among many others. Although he puts forward his ideas extremely assertively, he has no expertise, accreditation or qualifications in any of these fields.

Ken’s advice on camera and lens selection is relatively innocuous, although YouTube offers many, far better photography channels than his. When he opines on other topics, his ignorance and arrogance are on full display.

“Conviction of Having Made Some Important Discovery”

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.”

Ken Wheeler 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 have published the only accurate translations of the Greek philosopher Plotinus and of the Buddha, among other false convictions.

Experts have contradicted Ken on all of these claims using facts and evidence, but he persists in asserting them. He appears to wholeheartedly believe his odd notions, even though they’re demonstrably false.

“Loneliness, Unworthiness, or Powerlessness”

The cause of Delusional Disorder, Grandiose Type is not fully understood. However, many experts believe that it’s a defence mechanism. As social worker and therapist Chris Bates explains the idea, “Grandiose delusions are compensation for a sense of loneliness, unworthiness, or powerlessness, and may be the result of a life event that caused feelings of failure or worthlessness.” 

In a rare moment of candour, Ken Wheeler is on the record saying, “Most people would say I’m a loser because I’ve got no wife, I’ve got no kids, I’ve got no job.” Do his odd, demonstrably false notions provide consolation for this negative self-image? Readers can judge for themselves.

For Viewers Who May Feel Gaslighted

In that sense, some may see the Angry Photographer as a tragic figure. Sadly, his arrogance, dishonesty and attention-seeking make sympathy difficult for his critics to muster.

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 peculiar notions or his claimed expertise.

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

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” 
Stephen Hawking

Latest Things Ken’s Wrong About

Trudeau – Why Ken’s Wrong

“Justine Castro” is Ken Wheeler’s new nickname for Canada’s prime minister. Find out why this nickname comes from rumours that are inaccurate as well as logisticially and biologically impossible.

Magic – Why Ken’s Wrong

Ken Wheeler tells us that focusing our attention on icons and talismans magically attracts evil spirits. Find out why science debunks this notion and why it would take a lot more than magic to make it stick.

Ghosts – Why Ken’s Wrong

Ghosts, or “disembodied spirits” are part of Ken Wheeler’s metaphysical mythology on the immortal soul. Find out why his efforts to convince viewers to believe in spooks don’t have a ghost of a chance.

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