# Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 11 2017 at 12:11 PM
Pentcho Valev

Technically, the story is quite simple. In 1905 Einstein advanced his false constant-speed-of-light postulate and deduced (invalidly, but this is irrelevant here) the conclusion "the clock moved from A to B lags behind the other which has remained at B":

http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/specrel/www/
Albert Einstein, ON THE ECTRODYNAMICS OF MOVING BODIES, 1905: "From this there ensues the following peculiar consequence. If at the points A and B of K there are stationary clocks which, viewed in the stationary system, are synchronous; and if the clock at A is moved with the velocity v along the line AB to B, then on its arrival at B the two clocks no longer synchronize, but the clock moved from A to B lags behind the other which has remained at B by tv^2/2c^2 (up to magnitudes of fourth and higher order), t being the time occupied in the journey from A to B."

However the innocently looking conclusion

"the clock moved from A to B lags behind the other which has remained at B"

has an incomparably idiotic implication. The slowness of the moving clock means that its (moving) owner can remain virtually unchanged while sixty million years are passing for the stationary system:

http://www.bourbaphy.fr/damourtemps.pdf
Thibault Damour: "The paradigm of the special relativistic upheaval of the usual concept of time is the twin paradox. Let us emphasize that this striking example of time dilation proves that time travel (towards the future) is possible. As a gedanken experiment (if we neglect practicalities such as the technology needed for reaching velocities comparable to the velocity of light, the cost of the fuel and the capacity of the traveller to sustain high accelerations), it shows that a sentient being can jump, "within a minute" (of his experienced time) arbitrarily far in the future, say sixty million years ahead, and see, and be part of, what (will) happen then on Earth. This is a clear way of realizing that the future "already exists" (as we can experience it "in a minute")."

Except for marginalized "science deniers", nobody would agree that jumping sixty million years ahead in the future within a minute is insane - after all, scientists have been believing in it for more that a century. This universal and everlasting belief is the proof that the madness of our civilization triggered by Einstein's 1905 falsehood is incurable and terminal. Even if Einstein's relativity is abandoned for some reason, the madness will remain.

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# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 12 2017, 7:04 AM
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# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 12 2017, 8:12 AM
 >>Even if Einstein's relativity is abandoned for some reason, the madness will remain. True, it's because people in general are stupid and they like it that way. But there are also normal people and they are important.
Anonymous

# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 12 2017, 1:00 PM
 The moron strikes again!
Pentcho Valev

# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 12 2017, 2:15 PM
 Unlike the idiocies of special relativity, the idiocies of general relativity are not deduced from postulates. They are just silly whims of Einstein or fudge factors that Einstein's mathematical friends combined in an empirical model in 1915. For instance, the insane idea of gravitational time dilation emerged in 1911 - the friends managed to include it in the 1915 empirical concoction and nowadays the idiocy continues to destroy human rationality: "What is spacetime, really? It's a coordinate system, a kind of conceptual grid. It's a way of accounting for the dimensions of the Universe, where in addition to up and down, left and right, forward and backward, we also have time - the future and the past. The most revolutionary idea Einstein proposed was that physics only makes sense when space and time are inextricably linked together, where the way we travel through one changes the way we travel through the other. And gravity, a property of anything with mass or energy, changes both. The most extreme example of this is a black hole. Approach a black hole and, aside from ultimately being torn limb from limb by the steeply climbing gravitational field, you won't notice much changing. But relative to someone keeping a safe distance, your wristwatch, heart rate, thought processes, and every other aspect of your existence, will have slowed to a standstill. By the time you cross the event horizon, marking the point of no return, you will appear to the rest of the Universe as a slowly fading, darkening image of yourself. And if you look out at the Universe you've left behind, you'll see it whirling away in fast-forward, charging on into the future without you." https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/black-holes-cosmic-collisions-and-the-rippling-of-spacetime/ Einstein's general relativity is essentially equivalent to the "empirical models" defined here: "The objective of curve fitting is to theoretically describe experimental data with a model (function or equation) and to find the parameters associated with this model. Models of primary importance to us are mechanistic models. Mechanistic models are specifically formulated to provide insight into a chemical, biological, or physical process that is thought to govern the phenomenon under study. Parameters derived from mechanistic models are quantitative estimates of real system properties (rate constants, dissociation constants, catalytic velocities etc.). It is important to distinguish mechanistic models from empirical models that are mathematical functions formulated to fit a particular curve but whose parameters do not necessarily correspond to a biological, chemical or physical property." http://collum.chem.cornell.edu/documents/Intro_Curve_Fitting.pdf Pentcho Valev
Anonymous

# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 13 2017, 1:07 AM
 Thanks for proving my point with more mindless drivel.
Pentcho Valev

# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 13 2017, 2:42 AM
 Sabine Hossenfelder knows a dead science when she sees one, and she's looking at one right now: Sabine Hossenfelder (Bee): "The criticism you raise that there are lots of speculative models that have no known relevance for the description of nature has very little to do with string theory but is a general disease of the research area. Lots of theorists produce lots of models that have no chance of ever being tested or ruled out because that's how they earn a living. The smaller the probability of the model being ruled out in their lifetime, the better. It's basic economics. Survival of the 'fittest' resulting in the natural selection of invincible models that can forever be amended." http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=9375 "Look, my lad, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQhVLHu8HRk Pentcho Valev
Anonymous

# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 13 2017, 2:32 PM
 What you seems to fail to grasp, among many other things, is that string theory is not a part of Einstein's relativity. It is still high speculative, and hard to prove experimentally. But not Einstein's relativity.
Anonymous

# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 13 2017, 3:38 PM
 >>>string theory is not a part of Einstein's relativity. but einstein's relativity is a part of string theory because the math of einstein's relativity is an approximation of string theory's equations -http://superstringtheory.com/basics/basic4a.html
Anonymous

# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 13 2017, 8:32 PM
 Didn't know that Einstein invented also string theory. Good for him!
Anonymous

# Re: Einstein's Relativity: the Terminal Madness of Our Civilization

June 13 2017, 9:19 PM