Ionized (Rookie) View all posts in this topic  
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:30 am
Re: That's one take on history.        

The book "Albert Einstein: The incorrigible plagiarist" by Christopher Jon Bjerknes gives compelling evidence that indeed both Einstein and his wife worked together to produce Einsteins relativity papers.

Historical evidence also indicates that it was not the Einsteins that 'discovered' relativity in its 1905 form, but instead Larmor, Poincare, Lorentz, Lange, Voigt and others. Indeed it is a curious fact that the 1905 paper included no references, perhaps to lend the air of originality? It can be argued that there was nothing new introduced by Einstein other than a clever disguise for the work of others.

But this isn't my only problem with Einstein. His status as an idol has plagued the further development of physical science, especially in the realm of cosmology. But this isn't merely Einsteins fault, it is the way that status quo 'science' is handed down to each generation as a set of 'known' facts. So few students of physics are taught about the history and original interpretations, the paradigms. In fact, they are left to their own device for learning such things and often ridiculed when truths are discovered that go against the mainstream interpretation.

OK, you caught me, I am extremely jaded after having studied plasma astrophysics and cosmology and fighting against the status quo and their absurd dogmatic paradigm. All hail gravity! There is no EMAG, just ignore it!

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