Einstein's Terrible Twins
Jeremy Fiennes
Einstein's Special Relativity is based on two assumptions, the socalled Einstein postulates. The 'constant speed of light' postulate leads to the conclusion that for two inertial observers – for instance two twins in spaceships freefloating in outer space – each sees the other's clock running slower than his own. The 'no absolute atrest' postulate says that both perceptions are valid, effectively correct. Special Relativity thus predicts that two clocks can in fact each run slower than the other. The logical incoherence of this makes a nonsense of the postulates, and by extension of Special Relativity itself. In spite of which, more than a century later Special Relativity is still an official scientific doctrine official, and its creator Albert Einstein is still considered an alltime scientific genius. The article looks at the historical, political and social factors behind this. It also considers the basics of General Relativity, and Einstein as a person. A companion article looks at the concepts of 'space', 'time' and a 'universe'.

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The 6th of November 2019 will see the centenary of the London Royal Society meeting that triumphantly announced the May 1919 eclipse expedition's alleged "confirmation" of General Relativity, that catapulted Einstein to world fame. The question is: will Mainstream Physics take this opportunity to finally now admit the experiment's fraudulence? Having been, in Nobel laureate Maurice Allais' words: "based on a handful of data points massaged more thoroughly than a side of Kobe beef"? Or will the shoddy coverup be perpetuated for another 100 years? (Any bets?)

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