October 11, 2020
Aristotle, Callow, Descartes, Einstein, Fizeau, Galileo, Lorentz, Newton, Popper, Rudakov, electromagnetism, stagnant aether, Absolute Space, relativity, faster-than-light, plenum, pleroma, static universe, mutual motion
Reflecting the common beliefs in his era, Einstein’s teachings imply that the universe is static overall – the static concept embodying Aristotle’s doctrine of the plenum. In this way, Einstein bolstered his claim that “nothing can travel faster than light” by recourse to the Experiment of Fizeau where the speed of light in water is shown to vary with the motion of the water, Einstein implying that the experiment demonstrates the impossibility of faster than light motion. Yet Einstein substituted Fizeau’s own experimental equation with his own, claiming that his own was of “the same order of approximation.” Straightforward algebra indicates that Einstein’s claim is false in that while his own equations cannot give a result faster than light, Fizeau’s experimentally- erived equation instead implies that objects can actually move faster than light with respect to one another if the transparent medium is moving fast enough! As a result, Einstein’s special relativity is shown to be part of a manipulative agenda, his false claim that mutual motion is always less than the speed of light disparaging Galilean relativity in favor of Aristotle’s doctrine of the plenum.