All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident: Arthur Schopenhauer -- In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual: Galileo Galilei -- Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it: Albert Einstein -- When you have eliminated the impossible, what ever remains, however improbable must be the truth: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough? Niels Bohr -- Whenever a true theory appears, it will be its own evidence. Its test is that it will explain all phenomena: Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Since the mathematicians invaded Relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore: Albert Einstein -- I would say that the aether is a medium invented by man for the purpose of propagating his misconceptions from one place to another: W.F.G. Swann: -- Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone: Albert Einstein -- Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little: Bertrand Russell -- If I could explain it to the average person, I would not have been worth the Nobel Prize: R. P. Feynman -- I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use: Galileo Galilei -- How dare we speak of the laws of chance? Is not chance the antithesis of all law?: Bertrand Russell -- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I´m not sure about the former: Albert Einstein -- The glory of mathematics is that you don't have to say what you are talking about: Richard Feynman -- Anything is possible if you don´t know what you are talking about: Author Unknown -- In life, everything is relative - except Einstein´s theory: Leonid S. Sukhorukov -- Don´\'t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you´ll have to ram them down people´s throats: Howard Aiken --A day will come undoubtedly when the ether will be discarded as useless: H. Poincaré -- First they tell you you´re wrong and they can prove it; then they tell you you´re right but it isn´t important; then they tell you it´s important but they knew it all along: Charles Kettering -- It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world: Aristotle -- The opposite of a true statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth: Niels Bohr -- A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it: Max Planck -- Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions: Eric Temple Bell -- Half this game is ninety percent mental: Yogi Berra

Historical Papers

Arthur Oncken Lovejoy
January 1931: The Paradox of the Time-Retarding Journey (I.)view

Sir Chandrasekhara V. Raman
December 1930: The molecular scattering of lightview

Charles Lane Poor
November 1930: What Einstein Really Didview

Georg Joos
November 1930: The Jena Repetition of the Michelson Experimentview

Arthur Oncken Lovejoy
November 1930: The Dialectical Argument Against Absolute Simultaneity. Iview

Georg Joos
November 1930: Die Jenaer Wiederholung des Michelsonversuchsview

Arthur Oncken Lovejoy
November 1930: The Dialectical Argument Against Absolute Simultaneity. IIview

F. G. Pease
August 1930: Ether Drift Dataview

Charles Lane Poor
April 1930: The Deflection of Light as Observed at Total Solar Eclipsesview

Charles Lane Poor
March 1930: Triumph of Newton Seen in Discoveryview

Charles Lane Poor
January 1930: Relativity and the Law of Gravitationview

Michele La Rosa
August 1929: Über die Deutung des Verhaltens von Algol und über die Ve...view

Arthur H. Compton
July 1929: The Corpuscular Properties of Lightview

William Duncan MacMillan
May 1929: The Field of Cosmogonyview

Charles Lane Poor
1929: Lick Observatory Bulletin No. 397 by W. W. Campbell and R. J. Trumplerview

E. Stahel
1929: Ein neuer Versuch über die Mitführung des Äthersview

Robert J. Trumpler
1929: Reply to Professor Poor's Review of Lick Observatory Bulletin No. 397view

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1929: Ein neuer Versuch über die Mitführung des Äthersview

Michele La Rosa
December 1928: Neuer Beitrag zur ballistischen Theorie der "veränderlich...view

Charles L. R. E. Menges
June 1928: Falsche und wahre Widerlegung des Einsteinismusview

Charles L. R. E. Menges
June 1928: Refutation of the false and true Einsteinismview

E. Stahel
February 1928: Réalisation de l’expérience de Michelson en bal...view

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February 1928: Réalisation de l’expérience de Michelson en bal...view

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February 1928: Realization of the Experiment of Michelson in Balloon and On Dry Landview

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February 1928: The Non-Existence of the Ether Windview

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February 1928: The Non-Existence of the Ether Windview

Béla Pogány
January 1928: Über die Wiederholung des Harresschen Versuchesview

Robert Alexander Houstoun
1928: Reflection of Light from a Moving Mirrorview

Ernest Esclangon
December 1927: On the asymmetry of the optical space and the laws of reflectionview

Ernest Esclangon
December 1927: Sur la dissymétrie optique de l'espace et les lois del la r&...view

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November 1927: L’absence du vent d’éther au Rigiview

E. Stahel
November 1927: L’absence du vent d’éther au Rigiview

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November 1927: The Absence of the Ether Wind on Rigiview

K. K. Illingworth
November 1927: A Repetition of the Michelson-Morley Experiment Using Kennedy's Ref...view

Carl T. Chase
October 1927: The Trouton-Noble Ether Drift Experimentview

William Duncan MacMillan
September 1927: Review: ’’Constitution et évolution de l’u...view

Charles Lane Poor
July 1927: The Relativity Deflection of Lightview

Edwin Bidwell Wilson
March 1927: Some Recent Speculations on the Nature of Lightview

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February 1927: On the Ether Windview

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February 1927: Sur le vent d’étherview

E. Stahel
February 1927: Sur le vent d’étherview

E. Stahel
January 1927: Nouveaux résultats obtenus par l’expérience de ...view

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January 1927: New Results Obtained By the Experiment of Michelsonview

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January 1927: Nouveaux résultats obtenus par l’expérience de ...view

Gilbert N. Lewis
December 1926: The Conservation of Photonsview

Charles Lane Poor
December 1926: Gravitation, Time, and Einsteinview

Roy J. Kennedy
November 1926: A Refinement of the Michelson-Morley Experimentview

Hans Thirring
October 1926: Kritische Bemerkungen zur Wiederholung des Michelsonversuches auf d...view

Hans Thirring
October 1926: Critical remarks on the repetition of the Michelson Experiment on M...view

Gleb V. Wataghin
October 1926: Über eine experimentelle Prüfung der ballistischen Hypoth...view