- The Single Best Argument Against Special Relativity (2002) [Updated 2 years ago]
- Einstein Twin Paradox Revisted (2000) [Updated 9 years ago]

- The Single Best Argument Against Special Relativity (2002) [Updated 2 years ago]
Imagine two objects, A and B, in rectilinear motion past one another. Imagine

that B has a nice big ?X? marked on it.

Now applying the equations of Special Relativity, how much time should it take

for A to pass by the spot X marked on B, as measured by a stop watch carried on

board A? Special Relativity requires that this time be calculated using the Lorentz

transformation. And the Lorentz transformation requires that the stop watch

should show a lesser time for this event if it is calculated under the assumption

that A is moving and B is stationary, than it would if the time were calculated

under the assumption that B is moving and A is stationary. Thus the Lorentz

transformation requires the readings on the stop watch to be calculated to be

different, depending on whether A is assumed to be moving or stationary. The

Principle of Relativity, however, which affirms that there is no such thing as absolute

rectilinear motion, requires that there be no way to tell which one of the

two, A or B, is moving. Therefore the Principle of Relativity requires that the

times are calculated to be the same, no matter whether it is assumed that A is

moving and B is stationary, or that B is moving and A is stationary.

But of course it is impossible, both logically and mathematically, for a single

mathematical problem to have both the same and different answers. (Heck, even

my twelve-year-old younger son can grasp this!) So the Theory of Special Relativity

must be logically as well as mathematically flawed, and we, along with

my twelve-year-old, can all see that the Emperor Albert has no clothes on. - Einstein Twin Paradox Revisted (2000) [Updated 9 years ago]
Joe and Moe, twins born within minutes of each other, take different paths in life. Joe

becomes a lawyer, and spends pretty much all his time on earth. Moe joins NASA

while still in high school, and signs up for NASA?s first interstellar voyage, scheduled

to take about 50 years of earth time. (Joe once took a two-week holiday at the Orbit

Hilton, just to see what it?s like, and decided that the pleasures of zero-g are not for him.)