We live in extraordinary times.
In the advent of the information age, the availability of information and data to the public is abundant, if not almost overwhelming. The propagation of news events and reveals to the public have not only become nearly instantaneous, but also more accurate and truthful, with the public gaining more tools to decipher public fact from fiction. The middlemen of information from its source to the public have become an obsolete vehicle and has almost been replaced by simple connections to an ISP and browser.
The results of such proliferation of information are obvious. Wars of ideas and concepts have erupted and intensified over social platforms such as twitter and youtube. We are seeing the status quo, previously held up by our institutions in the last century, under a constant barrage of challenges against it on all levels. And with everyone able to voice their opinions (at least for now) on every topic and also gain an audience in the process, now nothing in this universe is too sacred to be challenged or debated to the point of being debunked and dismissed.
And when I say that nothing is too sacred to be debunked, that includes Einstein’s universe and his field equations.
I will write to you admitting that the idea of challenging Einstein’s view of the universe is not a new one. His theory of General Relativity and field equations had their detractors from the beginning–most notably from Nikola Tesla, the inventor of Alternating Current electrical power, who wrote scathingly against them in many derogatory comparisons to beggars looking for kings, etc. There have always been a steady number of scientists who’ve rejected Einstein’s view of the Universe since then, but now there is a community that has formed and is actively looking to replace Einstein’s model of the universe with something else.
A lot of what I’m writing to you about is based on a particular community within the science /engineering sphere called the Thunderbolts project, for which I’m pouring through their written works and videos, grasping their theories and hypothesis that fly in the face of Einstein.
As such, this series of blogs is meant to be a record of my own explorations of the ideas, as well as the reason and possible necessity of dethroning Einstein as our view of the Universe. I will do this blog as objectively as I can, because it may well be that Einstein is right, even though the evidence that I’ve seen in their presentations seem compelling that he is not. But when evaluating the alternative views, we must be sure that we are right in the eyes of science, and that the image of truth not be obscured about what we wish to be true.
With this in mind, when debating Einstein’s relativity, it’s important to discard all opinions on the man. This means refraining from personal attacks against his character or even our opinions of him against our opinions of other scientists at the time, such as fore-mentioned Tesla. Instead, we must re-evaluate the ideas that he put forth; we must delve into his mathematics and figure out how he derived them. We must look at the universe and decide for ourselves whether or not it fits what he describes them to be in his equations.
This is important. Any platitudes about the man’s perceived character, whether good or bad, or his standing among his peers of scientists and mathematicians at the time are irrelevant and do not help the advancement of science even one iota. It is infinitely better to tackle the idea because it is the idea that affects our understanding of the universe and, as a result, how we proceed further as a species.
I will leave this blog where my thoughts have been for a while on the topic of astronomy and maybe some hints at my bias towards the subject so my reader may point them out in this series. At this moment, the mainstream view of the universe, which is based on a merging of Einstein and a big bang theory, have become overburdened with patches to explain its inconsistencies we find against what we think is true. These patches, which started off with dark matter and dark energy, then led to scientists pushing a universe that have multiple different dimensions beyond the 3 that we can obviously know of through our senses, have broken our current model of the universe to the point where we need to consider throwing the entire concept into the trash bin and start over at Sir Isaac Newton.
There it is. Now that it’s out, we can start this journey.