2017-11-11 18:01:42 UTC
Edward Witten on modern physics
In 1919 Eddington was trying to find out which deflection - that predicted by Newton's theory or that predicted by Einstein's theory - was the true one. Yet Kip Thorne teaches that Newton's theory had predicted no deflection:
Kip Thorne: "A second crucial proof of the breakdown in Newtonian gravity was the relativistic bending of light. Einstein's theory predicted that starlight passing near the limb of the sun should be deflected by 1.75 seconds of arc, whereas NEWTON'S LAW PREDICTED NO DEFLECTION. Observations during the 1919 eclipse of the sun in Brazil, carried out by Sir Arthur Eddington and his British colleagues, brilliantly confirmed Einstein's prediction to an accuracy of about 20 percent. This dealt the final death blow to Newton's law and to most other relativistic theories of gravity." http://commons.erau.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3169&context=space-congress-proceedings
Brothers Einsteinians don't rebuke Edward Witten and Kip Thorne - they admire the breathtaking ignorance of the two geniuses and give them all sorts of prizes.