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Pentcho Valev

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Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:29 AM
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Paradox in the twin paradox:

Special relativity predicts that, when two inertial observers pass one another with relative speed v, either of them sees the other's clock running SLOW by a factor of 1/gamma = sqrt(1-(v/c)^2). This prediction is false of course but it VALIDLY follows from the postulates - its falsehood is due to the falsehood of Einstein's 1905 light postulate.

In his 1920 book Divine Albert claims that, if one of the observers experiences a centrifugal force (being fixed on the periphery of a rotating disc), then he sees the other observer's clock running FAST by a factor of gamma = 1/sqrt(1-(v/c)^2), no matter the magnitude of the force (it could be virtually zero):
Albert Einstein. Relativity: The Special and General Theory. 1920. XXIII. Behaviour of Clocks and Measuring Rods on a Rotating Body of Reference.

Divine Albert's 1920 claim is just a blatant lie - it does not follow from the postulates of special relativity. However, intensely repeated for a century, the blatant lie is now an absolute truth. By fighting it, antirelativists find themselves in the unfortunate position of defending the genuine special relativity against additional absurdities introduced by Divine Albert.

Pentcho Valev

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