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The True Nature of Einstein's Relativity

Roger J. Anderton
Year: 2012 Pages: 5
In 1919 Einstein supposedly revolutionized physics. However, Einstein's calculation for light bending was based on Newtonian physics. So really in 1919 it was confirmation of Newtonian physics by Eddington. The News media prematurely jumped onto the story and misrepresented it as a new theory overthrowing Newtonian physics. This emphatically was not the case. Ideally the scientists should have debated Eddington's result before it being reported to the news media. But since the news media were now portraying it as revolution in physics, scientists were then banned from debating whether it was a new theory overturning Newtonian physics. Thus the News media misrepresentation of it being a new theory was allowed to continue along with the myth of Einstein's genius. With the adoption of general relativity then came the adoption of special relativity, but that theory was also really just a misrepresentation of Newtonian physics. There was in fact ? no evidence then and there is still no evidence now for Einstein's relativity to be a new theory of physics replacing Newtonian physics. An accident occurred in 1919 where the adoption of a new theory took place based on there being no evidence for it.