Year: 2016 Pages: 3

If c = 0 is what a physics theory leads itself to conclude for the speed of light, anyone would reject this theory without question. However, c = 0 is exactly what relativity "impeccably" leads itself to, with its own mathematical derivation. Not only this conclusion must violate a well-known fact c = 300,000 km/sec, which relativity takes as an indispensable assumption for the development of its calculation, but c = 0 thus also directly destroys the Lorentz factor: 1/ [ 1−(v/c)^ 2]^(1/2). How much tolerance can the Lorentz factor have if c = 0 is forced in its denominator? If the Lorentz factor’s validity must be removed, all concepts found in relativity, such as length contraction and time dilation and speed limit brought up by relativity, will no longer find any space to survive in the science world. However, c = 0 is a result that relativity’s derivation inescapably leads itself to. The Lorentz factor is an inevitable and solid mathematical outcome of the phenomena called aberration. Invalidating the Lorentz factor by putting up c=0, relativity must ruin its own validity. To see how the Lorentz factor is inevitably brought up by the aberration of a light source, which is typified by the so called stellar aberration, a reader is cordially invited to visit the other two articles of the same series by this author: * Relativity Is Self-Defeated (2 of 3) —in terms of physics*, and

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**Relativity Is Self-Defeated**(3 of 3)—Lorentz Factor, Aberration, and Ether