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Topic: Authorship in Einstein's Schizophrenic World
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Pentcho Valev

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Re: Authorship in Einstein's Schizophrenic World
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 8:34 AM
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Einsteinians are pathological liars:

"Gravitational lensing, predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity, is the bending of light as it travels from a source to the observer. [...] When we incorporated the lensing, and the Doppler shift measurements, into our models for the transit and occultation light curves, we were able to empirically determine the mass and radius of the white dwarf (such empirical calculations are very rare for white dwarfs)."

Science: "Light from a background star is deflected by the gravitational field of the Sun. This effect was used in 1919 to provide some of the first evidence for general relativity. Sahu et al. applied the concept to another star: a nearby white dwarf called Stein 2051 B, which passed close in front of a more distant normal star (see the Perspective by Oswalt). The authors measured the tiny shifts in the apparent position of the background star, an effect called astrometric microlensing. The apparent motion matched the predictions of general relativity, which allowed the authors to determine the mass of the white dwarf."

Gravitational lensing was originally predicted by Newton's theory - in 1911 Einstein adopted the Newtonian prediction but then found it suitable to increase it by a factor of two. In order to be able to find out which prediction - Newton's or Einstein's - is correct, one must know, IN ADVANCE, the mass of the white dwarf, its precise geometry, and the precise distribution of the mass within this geometry. Such knowledge is only available when the massive object that deflects the light is the Sun, and even in this case things are not certain:

"After He Said Einstein Was Wrong, Physicist Henry Hill Learned That Fame's Benefits Are Relative [...] A major proof of Einstein's theory involved a peculiarity in the planet Mercury's orbit, which he attributed to the distortion of space created by the great mass of the sun. Central to the proof was an assumption that the sun is perfectly spherical. But Hill's observations showed that the sun is not perfectly round, a discrepancy that Hill has said may be "Achilles tendon of the general theory."

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