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Einstein was Wrong: My Theory of Relativity
Posted: 17 July 2013 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Posted: 17 July 2013 06:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Scott,

Not my field, but my interest.

My understanding. Light is at the same speed all the time. I view it as a bunch of datum points. Each datum point starts movement at zero.

Example. I throw a baseball at 30 miles per hour. But I am standing on earth that is moving around at 1,000 miles per hour. That does not mean the ball is moving at 1,030 miles per hour from my datum point. But it may be moving 1,030 miles per hour from the earth rotations datum point.

Then I point my flashlight towards space in the opposite direction of the center of the universe. Let’s say our solar system is expanding at near the speed of light from the big bang.

So technically my light is traveling twice the speed of light from the center of the universe.

But the light only can be measured from the datum point, the flashlight.

I’m I in line with your thinking?

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Posted: 17 July 2013 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Scott, physicists have been testing Einstein’s theories since he proposed them and they have passed every test. If you think you have a better theory send it to a peer-reviewed journal. Posting it here makes you look like every other crackpot on the Internet. Well, not as demonstrably crazy as that Veegtron guy, but still bordering crackpot territory.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 05:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Posted: 18 July 2013 06:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Posted: 18 July 2013 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I don’t know how you could get published without a formal education. My best guess would be to emulate Michael Faraday and find someone as brilliant as James Clerk Maxwell to mentor you. The problem is physics has gotten much more complicated since Faraday’s time. How much do you know about differential equations, tensor analysis, relativity and quantum mechanics?

If you want to be taken seriously then providing a testable hypothesis explaining why the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating would be a good avenue to explore. Even if you could do that you would not prove Einstein wrong, you would be filling in an area where his theories do not apply, just as Einstein did not prove Newton wrong but rather expanded the scope of science.

So my first piece of advice is to stop proclaiming Einstein was wrong.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Scott Mayers - 18 July 2013 06:01 AM

You are correct. Light is the set of electromagnetic waves within a specific range of the electromagnetic spectrum. But if you are at a different relative velocity, the light that you would measure, though still being measured the same, is not the very same range of the spectrum relative to a different velocity.

That’s freshman astronomy stuff, Scott and fits well within Einstein’s theory.

As for your example, light travels 671 million miles per hour. Your spacecraft would be on the other side of the Sun long before your one hour program had run its course. You need a better analogy.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 09:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Scott,
Do you know about http://www.academia.edu


Light is the set of electromagnetic waves within a specific range of the electromagnetic spectrum. But if you are at a different relative velocity, the light that you would measure, though still being measured the same, is not the very same range of the spectrum relative to a different velocity.

It explains why starlight color is not all blues and reds.

You might know the answer to this question. Einstein’s theories, wasn’t Einstein’s theories before they proved Ether Winds did not exist in space.


My layman’s thought.

I don’t think Einstein was say that light was constant. I think he was using light to explain that the magnetic field the light travels in is a constant. Change the magnetic field and you change the speed of light. For example – Black Holes.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 11:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Scott Mayers - 17 July 2013 09:51 AM

Let me explain with an analogy.

Imagine that you are in a space craft going away from Earth toward the moon. Imagine further that there is a transmitter on both the moon and Earth that are capable of sending out a stream of data via electromagnetic waves of your favorite episode of Star Trek. Now we know that since nothing can go faster than the speed of light, we know that those signals can only travel at the fixed speed of light, c.

Imagine that both programs are sent simulataneously toward your ship as you travel at near the speed of light. The stream of data being sent from Earth would be stretched relative to you in the space craft and would take longer than the hour length of the program to completely finish its whole stream. Sure, your time would slow down relative to your motion and so you would appear to receive the message in the exact hour-length of the program.
But wait…since the same program is being sent from the moon simultaneously as you travel toward it, then that stream would be compressed in duration and should appear shorter in length than the hour. Now if this is to be fixed according to Einstein, your relative time would have to speed up if you are to still perceive the signal as being one hour long.

This is contradictory to Einstein’s claim that you could even measure light (the electromagetic stream) to be the same in all directions.

I think this is either helpful for trying to imagine how spacetime adjusts so that the speed of light is constant.

Or you’re right.

Stephen

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Posted: 19 July 2013 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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DarronS - 17 July 2013 08:09 PM

Scott, physicists have been testing Einstein’s theories since he proposed them and they have passed every test. If you think you have a better theory send it to a peer-reviewed journal. Posting it here makes you look like every other crackpot on the Internet. Well, not as demonstrably crazy as that Veegtron guy, but still bordering crackpot territory.

I agree.

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Posted: 19 July 2013 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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You mean Scott ISN’T a world renouned, Nobel laureate physicist???? big surprise

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Posted: 19 July 2013 06:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Occam. - 19 July 2013 05:37 PM

You mean Scott ISN’T a world renouned, Nobel laureate physicist???? big surprise

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I doubt he has even taken freshman physics and astronomy, much less differential equations and relativity.

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Posted: 19 July 2013 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Light years (get it!) outside my ability and understanding.  But I’m pretty much going to almost always err on the side of Einstein.  I think something many people don’t realize is that his findings are many times counterintuitive.  Common sense can’t help in such areas. 

On a related note (or possibly not), physicists have slowed light down to 38 MPH:  http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1999/02.18/light.html 

From my quantumly small (see, I did it again!) understanding, this does NOT invalidate anything Einstein said because it is going slower than the speed of light, not faster.

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Posted: 20 July 2013 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Rocinante - 19 July 2013 07:30 PM

  Common sense can’t help in such areas. 

As far as I can see this is just a case of picturing the changes in spacetime that keep the speed of light constant in Scott’s example (assuming Einstein is right). edit: something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvZfx7iwq94

Why people who say they know a bit about this aren’t prepared to have a go and instead just think it’s fun to knock Scott I dunno.

Stephen

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Posted: 20 July 2013 06:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Knock Scott ?
Really StephenLawrence….really ?
The guy says ” I think that Einstein was wrong and my own uneducated untested wacko ‘theory’ is right” and you say that people just want to knock him…..
Get thee to a nunnery !
Don’t humour people like him…...either he is trolling or just plain dopey but either way his opinion on General Relativity is just that….uninformed opinion.

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Posted: 20 July 2013 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Stephen, one of the primary signs someone is a crackpot is when a person with no formal science education proclaims Einstein was wrong and he has a better theory, then posts it on Internet discussion boards instead of finding a scientist to work with him. Scott has posted some interesting comments on these forums, but this latest crossed the line into crackpot territory. For those who are interested, here is the link to Scott’s post on scienceforums.net. Several commenters there have posted detailed explanations of why Scott’s idea has no merit.

I would like to thank Scott for leading me there. I had never seen those forums. There are some intelligent, articulate members posting there. I’ve bookmarked the site.

Edit: Oh, and Scott, this explains why the moderator moved your post.

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