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Edward Witten and Kip Thorne: Geniuses in Einstein Cult

November 11 2017 at 1:55 PM
Pentcho Valev 

 
Edward Witten is unable to understand the Michelson-Morley experiment. In the video below, at 1:17, he teaches that the experiment confirmed the constant (independent of the speed of the source) speed of light posited by the ether theory, and disproved the variable (dependent on the speed of the source) speed of light posited by Newton's emission theory (actually the opposite was the case in 1887):

Edward Witten on modern physics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnzLpyDsn3M

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.

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Re: Edward Witten and Kip Thorne: Geniuses in Einstein Cult

November 11 2017, 8:18 PM 

>>>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

yes so Thorne contradicts Eddington.

But looking just at the math equations e.g. Newton gravitational force = GMm/r^2, and the other equations. Newtonian physics does not actually predict light bends under gravity; just under its equation for gravity it predicts that if light bends under a gravitational field then light has mass, and if it doesn't bend then it doesn't have mass. So, Eddington's observation of light bending means that Newtonian physics predicts that light has mass. BUT under Einstein's relativity often relativists will say light has no mass. So, if there was no Einstein's relativity, Eddington should have said he discovered light has mass!

 
 
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Re: Edward Witten and Kip Thorne: Geniuses in Einstein Cult

November 12 2017, 5:13 AM 

"Physics' sharpest mind since Einstein. "I do believe there really is a category for a genius who is a supernova - a supernova that lights up the entire scientific landscape and that is Ed Witten," said theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the author of "Parallel Worlds and Hyperspace." "I think he is as close as you are going to get to a living Albert Einstein today." Witten insists such claims are exaggerated. But he is trying to solve a problem that eluded Einstein. He has devoted his life to reconciling two enormously successful but incompatible theories - Einstein's theory of general relativity and quantum mechanics, the dominant theory used to explain how the universe works at an atomic level. Laymen call it the theory of everything, or the Holy Grail of physics. "In the history of our intellectual development this will represent the crowning achievement of 2,000 years of investigation into the nature of matter - space and time," said Kaku." http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/06/27/witten.physics/index.html

That was written in 2005 - Ed Witten the Supernova was going to reconcile Newton's absolute time and Einstein's idiotic relative time:

"The effort to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity means reconciling totally different notions of time. In quantum mechanics, time is universal and absolute; its steady ticks dictate the evolving entanglements between particles. But in general relativity (Albert Einstein's theory of gravity), time is relative and dynamical, a dimension that's inextricably interwoven with directions X, Y and Z into a four-dimensional "space-time" fabric." https://www.quantamagazine.org/20161201-quantum-gravitys-time-problem/

Twelve years later, Ed Witten the Supernova has still not reconciled Newton's absolute time and Einstein's idiotic relative time. Why, Supernova?

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Re: Edward Witten and Kip Thorne: Geniuses in Einstein Cult

November 12 2017, 2:59 PM 

Edward Witten's greatest insight:

"I asked Witten how he responded to the claims of critics that superstring theory is not testable and therefore is not really physics at all. Witten replied that the theory had predicted gravity. "Even though it is, properly speaking, a post-prediction, in the sense that the experiment was made before the theory, the fact that gravity is a consequence of string theory, to me, is one of the greatest theoretical insights ever." https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/physics-titan-still-thinks-string-theory-is-on-the-right-track/

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Re: Edward Witten and Kip Thorne: Geniuses in Einstein Cult

November 12 2017, 4:54 PM 

Kip Thorne is able to destroy human rationality in various ways:

"The blockbuster movie Interstellar should be shown in school physics lessons because of the ground-breaking way its graphics portray wormholes, according to a leading academic journal. Christopher Nolan's film, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, would be a useful teaching tool for students learning elementary relativity theory according to a paper in the American Journal of Physics, written by the experts behind the film's jaw-dropping graphics. [...] Images of wormholes – which theoretically allow very quick travel between galaxies and universes – are a good way of teaching Einstein’s general theory of relativity, if they are scientifically accurate, the paper argues. General relativity theory holds that the universe behaves differently in extreme conditions, for example when a star turns into a black hole. "Although wormholes were central to the theme of Star Trek and Stargate, none of these have depicted correctly a wormhole as it would be seen by a nearby human. Interstellar is the first to do so," it says. It did this by imagining the wormhole's "two celestial spheres" and "Einstein ring" on its outside. The article – and another academic paper on Interstellar's depiction of black holes for Classical and Quantum Gravity - was written by Prof Kip Thorne, a leading authority on wormholes who was an executive producer on the movie..." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/interstellar-should-be-shown-in-school-science-lessons-says-top-academic-journal-10338553.html

Unlike special relativity, Einstein's general relativity is not a deductive theory. It is a not-even-wrong empirical concoction - a malleable combination of ad hoc equations and fudge factors allowing Einsteinians to predict anything they want. Its creation marked the transition from deductivism to empiricism in physics. None of the predictions of an empirical theory (should) matter in physics. Kip Thorne, "a leading authority on wormholes", is just an extremely successful profiteer.

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