Ok I may be a wee bit cynical when it comes to the greatest inventor of last century, his practical solutions to do with the science of electricity and wireless, have triggered a staggering growth of technology, and have reflected on our lives usually daily. Why is this man not heralded as a true genius, when his ideas and theories are still not fully understood today. Wireless electricity, plasma balls in the laboratory. Why is it we hear instead..?
Relativity, special and otherwise, some with some pretty solid mathematics chap.In fact at the the end of it you will be believing in black holes , no ether and curved space time. We will spend billions looking for dark matter and the theories about black holes in expanding universes. Wow.
“It might be inferred that I am alluding to the curvature of space supposed to exist according to the teachings of relativity, but nothing could be further from my mind. I hold that space cannot be curved, for the simple reason that it can have no properties. It might as well be said that God has properties. He has not, but only attributes and these are of our own making. Of properties we can only speak when dealing with matter filling the space. To say that in the presence of large bodies space becomes curved, is equivalent to stating that something can act upon nothing. I, for one, refuse to subscribe to such a view.”
The theory wraps all these errors and fallacies and clothes them in magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors. The theory is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king. Its exponents are very brilliant men, but they are metaphysicists rather than scientists. Not a single one of the relativity propositions has been proved.”