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Do people actually understand the theory of relativity?

June 9 2017 at 7:39 AM
roger 

 
Do people actually understand the theory of relativity?
Kirsten Hacker
Kirsten Hacker, studied Accelerator Physics
Updated May 31

Generally, no. After watching some relativity youtube videos, remembering the stories my teachers told me, and reading many of the answers on Quora, my conclusion is : no. People here and on youtube do not understand relativity at all. Even those who teach the stories of the paradoxes to students largely don’t know what they are talking about.
https://www.quora.com/

 
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roger

Re: Do people actually understand the theory of relativity?

June 9 2017, 7:42 AM 

>>>Even those who teach the stories of the paradoxes to students largely don’t know what they are talking about.

because it is unintelligible


http://plus.maths.org/issue37/features/Einstein/index.html
John Barrow FRS: Einstein restored faith in the unintelligibility of science.

 
 
Bill Geist

Re: Do people actually understand the theory of relativity?

June 9 2017, 9:17 AM 

Lorentz symmetry is logically impossible.
http://sciliterature.50webs.com/RelativityDebates.htm

The assumption that the aether is at absolute rest is probably the biggest brainfart in the history of science. When you learn Newtonian mechanics in first semester physics the aether isn't introduced. An absolute velocity is a velocity relative to a point in space which you can't detect based on Newtonian mechanics. Space and aether are two different things.

SRT was first published in 1905 when they believed in the steady state universe before Hubble and the big bang theory. The recent assumption in cosmology that the velocity of the earth relative to the cosmic microwave backgroung radiation (CMBR) is an absolute velocity is probably a wrong assumption. Dayton C. Miller's velocity of the earth relative to the aether and the velocity of the earth relative to the CMBR are in two different directions. This probably means our big bang universe is moving relative to the aether.

 
 
Bill Geist

Re: Do people actually understand the theory of relativity?

June 9 2017, 9:24 AM 

Many cosmologists believe the event horizon around our big bang universe is the end of space. It this was true then that would mean we can measure a velocity relative to the point in space where it ends and thus measure a velocity to a point in space. This is contrary to the concept of relativity. Space must be infinite. Note that Newtonian mechanics includes the relativity principle.

 
 
Bill Geist

Re: Do people actually understand the theory of relativity?

June 9 2017, 9:33 AM 

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June 9 2017, 3:51 PM 



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roger

Re: Do people actually understand the theory of relativity?

June 10 2017, 1:12 PM 


>>Many cosmologists believe the event horizon around our big bang universe is the end of space. It this was true then that would mean we can measure a velocity relative to the point in space where it ends ...

the way "they" get out of that is "they" say space is curved, and liken it to the north pole, you can't measure a point further north than the north pole

 
 
Anonymous

Re: Do people actually understand the theory of relativity?

June 10 2017, 4:21 PM 

=D

 
 
 
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