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Repudiating the idea of Time Dilation and other fallacies


Tickner, Clive




Relativity Theory



Date Published:

October 14, 2015






Many contemporary theoretical scientists are considering ideas on the distortion of time and space for objects approaching light speed, extrapolated from Einstein's theories on relativity. My illustrated thesis challenges the widely held belief in 'time dilation', and examines inaccuracies and erroneous results, criticizing Einstein's 'thought experiments' with his 'light clock', (which avoids a conflicting scientific principle) when he employs Pythagoras to determine the extended time of his clock's tick for a light beam between two mirrors. In this paper I detail the weakness of several current scientists’ examples of 'time dilation', including those of Brian Cox, Russell Stannard, Jim Al-Khalili, Michael Brookes, and others whilst I offer alternative interpretations of this apparent phenomenon. ....


Masahiko Makanae(Tokyo):
Dear Dr. Clive Tickner,
Thank you very much for sending e-mail and the information of your article.
It is honor to receive your e-mail.
I am not a professional physicist and I am a new comer of this field.
However, I found the defects in the article “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” , from the viewpoint of formal logic.
One of my recent professions is employee education by using formal logic for treble shooting in companies.
Thus, I can not stop to write the articles regarding the defects of STR, since I found them.
I have downloaded the pdf of your article in General Science Journal.
Your article will be very helpful to understand the defects of Einstein’s STR deeper.
I am not a native English speaker, so that formally I mostly ask to translate ,Japanese to English and English to Japanese, to professional interpreter.
However, at this time , I want to try to read your article by my own skill of English reading with a internet dictionary, so please give days.

I thank you very much for your information again.
I will be in touch soon.

Best regards,
Masahiko Makanae
PS: Before using this comments system, I try to send the above message by re-mail but "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender" was happened. Therefore, I send my message by using this comments system, sorry.

Posted: October 18, 2015 @ 11:35:17 pm
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Clive Tickner(Suffolk UK, United Kingdom (GB)):
Dear Masahiko Makanae, thank you very much for your email. I am full of respect for you attempting to read my work in English! I greatly look forward to corresponding with you again in the future. Best wishes, Clive

Posted: October 19, 2015 @ 1:16:20 pm

Clive Tickner(Reydon, Southwold, United Kingdom (GB)):
Dear Masahiko Makanae,

As we have previously expressed interest in each others work, as submitted to the General Science Journal, may I take the liberty of drawing your attention to my new essay which was spurred on by your most recent correspondence to me.

very best wishes, Clive

Posted: April 14, 2016 @ 5:21:34 am

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