Was Albert Einstein A Fraud?

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Was Albert Einstein A Fraud?

Post  El Guapo on Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:01 pm

Say E=MC2 and most people immediately think of Albert Einstein. However, the fact is that the theory of relativity was not Albert Einstein's work, even though he took the credit for it.

It is easily proven that Albert Einstein did not originate the special theory of relativity in its entirety, or even in its majority. The historic record is readily available. Ludwig Gustav Lange, Woldemar Voigt, George Francis FitzGerald, Joseph Larmor, Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Jules Henri Poincaré, Paul Drude, Paul Langevin, and many others, slowly developed the theory, step by step, and based it on thousands of years of recorded thought and research. Einstein may have made a few contributions to the theory, such as the relativistic equations for aberration and the Doppler-Fizeau Effect, though he may also have rendered an incorrect equation for the transverse mass of an electron, which, when corrected, becomes Lorentz' equation.

Albert Einstein's first work on the theory of relativity did not appear until 1905. There is substantial evidence that Albert Einstein did not write this 1905 paper on the "principle of relativity" alone. His wife, Mileva Einstein-Marity, may have been co-author, or the sole author, of the work.

If Albert Einstein did not originate the major concepts of the special theory of relativity, how could such a historically significant fact have escaped the attention of the world for nearly a century? The simple answer is that it did not. . . .

. . . in 1927, H. Thirring wrote,

"H. Poincare had already completely solved the problem of time several years before the appearance of Einstein's first work (1905). . . ."

Sir Edmund Whittaker in his detailed survey, A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity, Volume II, (1953), included a chapter entitled "The Relativity Theory of Poincare and Lorentz". Whittaker thoroughly documented the development of the theory, documenting the authentic history, and demonstrated through reference to primary sources that Einstein held no priority for the vast majority of the theory. Einstein offered no counter-argument to Whittaker's famous book. . .

Even among Einstein's admirers, voices are heard, which deny Einstein's priority. Max Born averred,

"I have now to say some words about the work of these predecessors of Einstein, mainly of Lorentz and Poincare. Many of you have looked upon Einstein's paper Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Korper in Annalen der Physik and you will have noticed some pecularities. The striking point is that it contains not a single reference to previous literature. It gives you the impression of quite a new venture. But that is, of course, as I have tried to explain, not true."


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Re: Was Albert Einstein A Fraud?

Post  EarthsAngel on Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:54 pm

That is fascinating El, I always thought the Einstein was the author, I wonder why he took all the credit for someone else's work?. Why didn't the true discoverers come forward? Surely there were people around that knew he was a fraud?

I was taught at school that it was Einstein was discovered the theory of relativity, just goes to show that out teachers really know very little. No wonder the populus is dumbed down.

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