What if Einstein Was Wrong?
Taxpayers have paid $300 million to build the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory’s two 4km long laser interferometers. LIGO has yet to detect gravitational waves. After spending $760 million, Stanford’s relativity gyroscope experiment Gravity Probe B claims to have detected frame dragging. This claim is not supported by their original data. After finagling with the data for five years, they now claim a statistical significance of 19%, which is not acceptable. If that money had funded alternative energy research, we would be independent of foreign oil today.
Before Albert Einstein, science was based on observational and experimental data. Einstein introduced an extensive set of advanced mathematical equations comprising the general theory of relativity. His followers tried to fit nature to it. I think this is basically wrong. Taxpayers should not waste their money trying to prove Einstein’s predictions.
Johannes Kepler derived his three laws based on Tyco Brahe’s astronomical data. I respected Kepler’s work because his laws were based on observation, whereas Isaac Newton just… guessed. There is no basis for the product of the two masses in Newton’s equation of gravitational force, which is now printed in all physics and astronomy textbooks. I invite you to rethink the work of Einstein, Newton, and Kepler – whose third law was first interpreted in my book Gravitational Force of the Sun (now available on Amazon).