How Einsteinians Brainwash the Gullible World
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Pentcho Valev
2017-08-09 18:39:33 UTC
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Brian Greene explains to the gullible world that, since Maxwell's theory had shown that the speed of light is constant, unalterable, space and time had to adjust themselves in order that the speed of light stayed fixed:

How did Einstein realize that motion affects space and time?

Actually Maxwell's 19th century electromagnetic theory had predicted that the speed of light VARIES with the speed of the observer (for that reason Maxwell's theory and special relativity were incompatible):

John Norton: "That [Maxwell's] theory allows light to slow and be frozen in the frame of reference of a sufficiently rapidly moving observer."

Stephen Hawking: "Maxwell's theory predicted that radio or light waves should travel at a certain fixed speed. But Newton's theory had got rid of the idea of absolute rest, so if light was supposed to travel at a fixed speed, one would have to say what that fixed speed was to be measured relative to. It was therefore suggested that there was a substance called the "ether" that was present everywhere, even in "empty" space. Light waves should travel through the ether as sound waves travel through air, and their speed should therefore be relative to the ether. Different observers, moving relative to the ether, would see light coming toward them at different speeds, but light's speed relative to the ether would remain fixed."

Gabrielle Bonnet, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon: "Les équations de Maxwell font en particulier intervenir une constante, c, qui est la vitesse de la lumière dans le vide. Par un changement de référentiel classique, si c est la vitesse de la lumière dans le vide dans un premier référentiel, et si on se place désormais dans un nouveau référentiel en translation par rapport au premier à la vitesse constante v, la lumière devrait désormais aller à la vitesse c-v si elle se déplace dans la direction et le sens de v, et à la vitesse c+v si elle se déplace dans le sens contraire."

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Pentcho Valev
2017-08-09 21:36:09 UTC
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Brian Greene: "If you're moving relative to somebody else, time for you slows down."

Actually special relativity predicts the opposite: If you're moving relative to somebody else, time for you SPEEDS UP. Einsteinians somewhat less dishonest than Brian Greene explain:

David Morin, Introduction to Classical Mechanics With Problems and Solutions, Chapter 11, p. 14: "Twin A stays on the earth, while twin B flies quickly to a distant star and back. [...] For the entire outward and return parts of the trip, B does observe A's clock running slow..."

"The situation is that a man sets off in a rocket travelling at high speed away from Earth, whilst his twin brother stays on Earth. [...] ...the twin in the spaceship considers himself to be the stationary twin, and therefore as he looks back towards Earth he sees his brother ageing more slowly than himself."

Einsteinians have discovered that doublethink (believing and teaching both thesis and antithesis) not only destroys human rationality but makes the process irreversible - the affected person never restores his/her sanity. The slogan is: "Don't just repeat the lie - repudiate it from time to time. Victims get permanently paralyzed and Divine Albert's Divine Theory rules forever."

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Pentcho Valev
2017-08-09 22:21:53 UTC
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Post by Pentcho Valev
Brian Greene: "If you're moving relative to somebody else, time for you
slows down." http://youtu.be/QnmnLmwBmfE
Pentcho, stop wasting your time chasing pop-sci presentations. They invariably
make mistakes, everyone knows that.
This "mistake" saves Einstein's relativity. Imagine that all Einsteinians teach the actual prediction of special relativity:

If you're moving relative to somebody else, time for you SPEEDS UP.

Then the reasonable question will be raised:

If time speeds up for the traveler, how can he remain younger?

and that will be the end of relativity. To prevent this, Einsteinians practice doublethink and teach contradictions: time slows down, time speeds up, the turning-around acceleration is immaterial, the turning-around acceleration is crucial. The public is paralyzed and relativity rules.

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Pentcho Valev
2017-08-10 10:43:53 UTC
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Einstein's constant-speed-of-light postulate, in its implication that the speed of light is independent of the speed of the observer (the same for all observers), was (and still is) obviously idiotic:

John Stachel: "But this seems to be nonsense. How can it happen that the speed of light relative to an observer cannot be increased or decreased if that observer moves towards or away from a light beam? Einstein states that he wrestled with this problem over a lengthy period of time, to the point of despair." http://www.aip.org/history/exhibits/einstein/essay-einstein-relativity.htm

So Einstein had to devise some mythology justifying the introduction of the idiocy. Here is the mythology:

1. The idiocy was a tenet of Maxwell's 19th century electromagnetic theory.

2. The idiocy was confirmed by the Michelson-Morley experiment.

Brainwashers in Einstein's schizophrenic world know that teaching Einstein's mythology is vitally important:

Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw, Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?), p. 91: "...Maxwell's brilliant synthesis of the experimental results of Faraday and others strongly suggested that the speed of light should be the same for all observers. This conclusion was supported by the experimental result of Michelson and Morley, and taken at face value by Einstein." http://www.amazon.com/Why-Does-mc2-Should-Care/dp/0306817586

Leonard Susskind: "One of the predictions of Maxwell's equations is that the velocity of electromagnetic waves, or light, is always measured to have the same value, regardless of the frame in which it is measured. [...] So, in Galilean relativity, we have c'=c-v and the speed of light in the moving frame should be slower than in the stationary frame, directly contradicting Maxwell. Scientists before Einstein thought that Galilean relativity was correct and so supposed that there had to exist a special, universal frame (called the aether) in which Maxwell's equations would be correct. However, over time and many experiments (including Michelson-Morley) it was shown that the speed of light did not depend on the velocity of the observer measuring it, so that c'=c." http://www.lecture-notes.co.uk/susskind/special-relativity/lecture-1/principles-of-special-relativity/

Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe, p. 19: "If she fires the laser toward you - and if you had the appropriate measuring equipment - you would find that the speed of approach of the photons in the beam is 670 million miles per hour. But what if you run away, as you did when faced with the prospect of playing catch with a hand grenade? What speed will you now measure for the approaching photons? To make things more compelling, imagine that you can hitch a ride on the starship Enterprise and zip away from your friend at, say, 100 million miles per hour. Following the reasoning based on the traditional Newtonian worldview, since you are now speeding away, you would expect to measure a slower speed for the oncoming photons. Specifically, you would expect to find them approaching you at (670 million miles per hour - 100 million miles per hour =) 570 million miles per hour. Mounting evidence from a variety of experiments dating back as far as the 1880s, as well as careful analysis and interpretation of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light, slowly convinced the scientific community that, in fact, this is not what you will see. Even though you are retreating, you will still measure the speed of the approaching photons as 670 million miles per hour, not a bit less. Although at first it sounds completely ridiculous, unlike what happens if one runs from an oncoming baseball, grenade, or avalanche, the speed of approaching photons is always 670 million miles per hour. The same is true if you run toward oncoming photons or chase after them - their speed of approach or recession is completely unchanged; they still appear to travel at 670 million miles per hour. Regardless of relative motion between the source of photons and the observer, the speed of light is always the same." http://cfile205.uf.daum.net/attach/141EBD484EE5A30219CDD4

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