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Topic: THE GREATEST HOAX IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
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Peter Duveen

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Re: THE GREATEST HOAX IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
Posted: Dec 17, 2012 12:59 PM
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I have run into a number of people who are not keen on Einstein's theory. I would have expected Lorentz to have been a major critic, but in reading an article by him about it, it seemed he acknowledged Einstein's "accomplishment." I am finishing up a book that takes place in the 1920s, and have devoted a chapter to the observations of the 1924 eclipse, and its implications for Einstein's theory. In doing so, I did come across one paper that says the shift in such and such a star was in the wrong direction when compared to the predictions of Einstein's theory. Although I am a student and sometimes a teacher of physics, I have always declined to sign onto Einstein's program, because I am inherently mistrustful of it, but also because I have not mastered the physics needed to critique it. One must examine the experimental evidence carefully, and see how it is applied. From what Pentcho is saying, this might indeed have not been done.



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