Year: 2006 Pages: 14
The essay presents the author?s point of view on Albert Einstein?s complex personality and on his relativistic philosophy. Yet, the true aim of the expose is to remind us of some older but still significant problems concerning the basics of the Theory of Relativity, suggesting some alternative explanatory hypotheses. The present essay tries to:
- Review the reported morphologic anomalies in Albert Einstein?s brain, conjecturing if those are not explanatory for the logic laxity in his Relativist principles
- Analyze the fundamentals of Albert Einstein?s principles
- Compare Albert Einstein?s relativist philosophy with H.E. Ives? intuitive one - based on G.F. Fitzgerald, H. A. Lorentz and H. Poincare works
- Propose some suggestions for a more intuitively principled relativism
- Sketch the base-lines for a tentative model of the universe supposed born inside a bubble of ether.
The essay leans on a demonstration delivered long ago by Ives, widely despised or neglected, and now seemingly forgotten; it is The Fitzgerald Contraction [Scientific Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society, new series, 26 (1052, pp. 9-26] and on the more recent article of Horst E. Wilhelm, [Z. f. Naturforschung, 45 a, 736-748 (1990)] who demonstrates, or just confirms, that the Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction has to be real because it is a strict consequence of the electromagnetic field theory itself. Perhaps it is not quite inadequate to try to understand the profound meaning of Ives works, and to think about it.