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Pentcho Valev

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Posted: Jan 14, 2013 3:59 PM
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Einsteinians abandon special relativity, the root of all the evil in physics, without abandoning it:
Joao Magueijo, Faster Than the Speed of Light, p. 250: "Lee [Smolin] and I discussed these paradoxes at great length for many months, starting in January 2001. We would meet in cafés in South Kensington or Holland Park to mull over the problem. THE ROOT OF ALL THE EVIL WAS CLEARLY SPECIAL RELATIVITY. All these paradoxes resulted from well known effects such as length contraction, time dilation, or E=mc^2, all basic predictions of special relativity. And all denied the possibility of establishing a well-defined border, common to all observers, capable of containing new quantum gravitational effects."
Joao Magueijo: "In VSL [Varying Speed of Light] all observers at the same point, at the same time, but possibly moving relative to each other, see the same c. Again nothing can travel faster than light. However Lorentz symmetry is broken. And once this happens we are in the dark. Lorentz symmetry has been the guiding principle used to set up all new theories in the 20th century. If we discard it, what new guideline can we adopt? We postulate a principle of minimal coupling. This means simply to replace c by a field c(t;x) wherever it occurs in selected laws. Such a minimal coupling principle guided the construction of other "varying constant" theories. It ensures that nothing new happens when the "varying constants" are kept fixed. It also ensures that minimal changes are introduced when "varying constants" do vary. Minimal coupling cannot be consistently applied in all laws. We decided to apply it to the field equations: in the case of gravity, to Einstein's equations. Curvature is not affected by VSL, and the way matter generates curvature is the same as before. In some loose sense we have General Relativity without Special Relativity."

Why do Einsteinians abandon special relativity, the root of all the evil in physics, without abandoning it? Because that's the way ahah ahah they like it, ahah ahah:

Pentcho Valev

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