In the last one hundred years, there has been a veritable cult surrounding Albert Einstein. Not a day goes by without someone praising Einstein as the greatest scientist that ever lived. Schools, avenues, parks, hospitals, holidays are named in Einstein's honor. So it should come as no surprise that watching someone like me heap scorn and ridicule on Einstein's physics should fill his followers with righteous rage. As a rebel at heart, I find it rather amusing and I admit that I enjoy it. So, it is with great pleasure that I continue with yet another one of my Einstein-bashing articles.
Bringing Down Einstein's Castle in the Air
Einstein once wrote to a friend, "I consider it quite possible that physics cannot be based on the field concept, i.e., on continuous structures. In that case, nothing remains of my entire castle in the air, gravitation theory included, [and of] the rest of modern physics." (From: "Subtle is the Lord" by Abraham Pais.)
There is no doubt that a discrete universe would bring Einstein's physics down. That the universe is discrete is beyond argumentation and only an inveterate ass kisser would insist that continuity is a logical concept. Heck, it is not even a scientific concept in the Popperian sense since it cannot be empirically falsified by definition. Leave it to gutless physicists to demand falsifiability from such 'strawman' adversaries as astrologers and psychics while conveniently excusing themselves from the same rule. However, there is another way to falsify Einstein's voodoo physics that is much more direct and impervious to bullshit and lame arguments in support of continuity. It is very simple.
One of the requirements of Einstein's physics is the existence of a time dimension. The only problem with that is that a time dimension makes motion impossible. This is something I have written about many times but it bears repeating over and over because it invariably takes Einstein's defenders by surprise. I like this argument, not because it is enough to convince them of the stupidity of Einstein's physics but because it is fun to watch the ass kissers morph into babbling fools, foaming at the mouth and jumping up and down. (See Nothing Can Move in Spacetime)
What Will It Take to Destroy Einstein's Physics?
Don't count on physicists to clean up their act. It's not going to happen. The scientific community is like an incestuous gang; they view the rest of the world as their prey and enemy. They take the public's money while, at the same time, forbidding the public the right of oversight on their business. Somehow, they've managed to convince the public that they are too stupid to understand science. Their arrogance and pompous condescension are legendary.
Only the lay public can bring enough pressure on the powers that be to bring an end to a century of stupidity and what amounts to a wild goose chase. I think it is time that the public reverses the table on them and show that scientists can be just as stupid as everyone else. In fact, their stupidity is all the more glaring since they pride themselves on being smarter than everyone else. Paul Feyerabend was right when he wrote in Against Method, "the most stupid procedures and the most laughable result in their domain are surrounded with an aura of excellence. It is time to cut them down to size and to give them a lower position in society."
Here are a few quotes from knowledgeable people regarding the impossibility of motion or change in Einstein's spacetime:
"There is no dynamics within space-time itself: nothing ever moves therein; nothing happens; nothing changes. [...] In particular, one does not think of particles as "moving through" space-time, or as "following along" their world-lines. Rather, particles are just "in" space-time, once and for all, and the world-line represents, all at once the complete life history of the particle."
Source: Relativity from A to B by Dr. Robert Geroch, U. of Chicago
"According to Einstein's doctrine the world is a finite four dimensional sphere full with force-lines. No motion is possible in it since time is one of its geometrical dimensions, and there is no external time."
Source: Methodologia (pdf) by Dr. Uri Fidelman.
"What has been has indeed objectively been and is no more. What will be, objectively is not and has not been (and, in fact, is not even fully determined, according to quantum indeterminacy). All physical systems ride the universal wave of becoming. Any awareness (ours or that of other intelligences) of past and future reflects the objective wave of becoming. There is no problem of "the arrow of time." There simply is no arrow of time, as if time could go one "way" rather than another. That metaphor is an unfortunate result of spatializing time. The picture of time as a line along which one might travel in one direction or the other is a conceptual disaster. Time is becoming. Becoming is change. The undoing of a change is also a change. There is no "unbecoming."
Source: "Time, c, and nonlocality: A glimpse beneath the surface?" Physics Essays, vol. 7, pp. 335-340, 1994 by Professor Joe Rosen
"At the same time I realized that such myths may be developed, and become testable; that historically speaking all — or very nearly all — scientific theories originate from myths, and that a myth may contain important anticipations of scientific theories. Examples are Empedocles' theory of evolution by trial and error, or Parmenides' myth of the unchanging block universe in which nothing ever happens and which, if we add another dimension, becomes Einstein's block universe (in which, too, nothing ever happens, since everything is, four-dimensionally speaking, determined and laid down from the beginning). I thus felt that if a theory is found to be non-scientific, or "metaphysical" (as we might say), it is not thereby found to be unimportant, or insignificant, or "meaningless," or "nonsensical." But it cannot claim to be backed by empirical evidence in the scientific sense — although it may easily be, in some genetic sense, the "result of observation."See Also:
Source: Conjectures and Refutations by Karl Popper. Emphasis added.
Why Space (Distance) Is an Illusion
How Einstein Shot Physics in the Foot
Nasty Little Truth About Spacetime Physics
Why Einstein's Physics Is Crap
Nothing Can Move in Spacetime
Physics: The Problem with Motion