November 10, 2020
Berkeley, Dühring, Einstein, Engels, Hugh Everett, Fitzgerald, Galileo, Gehrcke, Gramsci, Heidegger, Heraclitus, Husserl, Lenard, Lorentz, Marcuse, Minkowski, Parmenides, Penrose, Quigley, Weyl, Zeno’s paradox, time dilation, length contraction
Length contraction and time dilation comprise the core teachings of Einstein’s special relativity (SR) but were actually invented and described by others based upon Newtonian considerations, Lorentzian relativity being Newtonianism’s preeminent elaboration. The lack of any experimental evidence for length contraction highlights the misinterpretation of evidence ‘proving’ time dilation. The delayed decay of subatomic particles and a similar Einsteinian misinterpretation, based on both SR and general relativity, for differences in the readings of traveling atomic clocks, are shown to be entirely explicable by existing Galilean relativity-based physics. Relativity’s well-known logical paradoxes – i.e. the physical impossibility of two or more mutually exclusive outcomes necessarily inferred from Einstein’s SR – actually arise from the dogmas of length contraction and time dilation. Hence, rather than indicating SR’s profundity, the logical paradoxes demonstrate its essentially abstract philosophical stance, embodying an impractical antiscience outlook. From the logic of SR follows the debasement not only of philosophical materialism and science, but also of history and culture, even though the correct alternative answer to SR is readily indicated from Einstein’s own words.