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  1. #1 Einstein's Theory of Relativity 
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    I came across an article regarding Einstein's theory of relativity and would love
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    http://www.scienceray.com/Astronomy/...ativity.308289[/url]


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    Quote Originally Posted by suziwong
    I came across an article regarding Einstein's theory of relativity and would love
    to get some informed views

    http://www.scienceray.com/Astronomy/...ativity.308289[/url]

    In an American school I was taught to stay away from Albert Einstein. Because he would often use math rather then observe what was there.

    Albert Einstein could see six apples, but if he expected oranges he would do the math on oranges. And claim the math he did on oranges proved they were not apples he was seeing.

    You could take Albert Einstein a couple ways I suppose, because I believe he threw in a nervous joke here or there to avoid confrontation. I don't believe that he was ever a committed scientists though. And I never saw much use for his math.

    Some claim we live through Albert Einstein's genius. I hope not.

    Light had been proven to be faster then the governments claim for telecommunications standards of light. You could make the point that Albert Einstein also knew that light was exponentially faster then the governments standard for light speed. But it is weak either way.




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    Quote Originally Posted by suziwong
    I came across an article regarding Einstein's theory of relativity and would love
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    http://www.scienceray.com/Astronomy/...ativity.308289[/url]

    It is complete and utter mess. The author has no actual understanding of Relativity. The whole log & mirror example is so screwed up that it's hard to know where to start pointing out the mistakes.
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    I agree. This guy has no clue about relativity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dishmaster
    I agree. This guy has no clue about relativity.
    Hey, as Einstein himself. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by suziwong
    I came across an article regarding Einstein's theory of relativity and would love
    to get some informed views

    http://www.scienceray.com/Astronomy/...ativity.308289[/url]
    The author of this drivel is a complete idiot.

    Einstein's theories of special and general relativity have been shown to be extraordinarily accurate under almost all conditions. They are one of the two fundamental pillars of modern physics. The other pillar is quantum field theory in the form of the electroweak theory and quantum chromodynamics.

    That said, it is known that under extreme conditions there are problems with relativity or with quantum theory or with both. Relativity and quantum theory are incompatible, since relativity is a classical theory and produces specific predictions and quantum theory predicts only probabilities. One or both of the theories is, in the most basic sense, "wrong". A great deal of the research effort in modern theoretical physics is directed towards a theory that will unify relativity and quantum field theory -- string theory is one approach.

    But anyone who makes outlandish claims that either relativity or quantum theory are just flat wrong, and ought to be discarded is merely exhibiting a profound ignorance of physics. They have been experimentally verified in many many very sophisticated experiments to provide exquisitely accurate predictions of the behavior of nature under all but the most extreme situations -- such as near the singularity of a black hole.

    You can safely ignore that article. You should do so. It is nonsense and may be hazardous to your intellectual health. You can also safely ignore Mr. McCormick
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