Censorship is about removing information upon order of a government. This does not happen here at all. "Right to be forgotten" only obliges databases indexers to remove things, not the original websites. And it's not the government who asks for it, it's the very person mentioned in the case.
The government is forcing this removal. The fact that it is forcing it at the request of a mentioned person doesn't make it less censorship. And the fact that it is being removed from an index rather than completely removed is utterly irrelevant: the point is that Google is not being allowed to display public information. This is trampling on free speech and any attempts to parse a ridiculously legalistic notion of what counts as "censorship" doesn't change that.
Basically, it mostly matters to the theoretical-physicists-based economy. To all these people for whom the validity of the Relativity is required (together with all what follows to it, like Quantum Mechanics), because in case of being proven wrong (and/or useless), lots of big projects/reputations/money-generations might be lost.
It is true that we don't have a direct application of this at the moment, but most things don't have direct applications when they are initially discovered. Electricity didn't, nor did radioactivity, nor did relativity (which is actually applied in GPS systems). But there are a lot of people who care about this who aren't theoretical physics people (I'm a mathematician for example.) Moreover, there would actually be more likely be money and new big projects if the gravity waves didn't meet the theoretical expectations. It is much easier to get money for research when a field is in a state of complete confusion.
Finally, please note that quantum mechanics doesn't follow relativity, but is essentially orthogonal. One can do quantum mechanics in a completely classical space-time (and in fact that's much easier). Special relativity can be made consistent with QM, but we cannot at this point reconcile quantum mechanics and GR.
You're absolutely right. The fact 50% of domestic violence victims have 0% of federal funding and shelters, and 50% of rape victims aren't even legally recognized, is a real and serious problem.
I'm not sure what your point is. Yes, there are massive problems with how male victims of domestic violence and rape are treated. Problems exist in how we treat men and problems exist how we treat women. We shouldn't ignore either class.
For a site supposedly for nerds the nerds sure are short sighted when it comes to technology
I think you are missing the point here. My comment was to not say that this is impossible, but exactly what I said: the technical problems are immense. If he can get over them, that's great, but it is worth appreciating how difficult this is likely to be.
Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.