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Fwd: Cahill papers contra relativity need to be studied closely

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  • Jack Sarfatti
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2005
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      > From: Jack Sarfatti <sarfatti@...>
      > Date: February 1, 2005 3:41:18 PM PST
      > To: iksnileiz@...
      > Subject: Re: Cahill papers contra relativity need to be studied closely
      >
      >
      > On Feb 1, 2005, at 2:13 PM, iksnileiz@... wrote:
      >
      >> Jack, I'm pleased to observe that you now acknowledge that not
      >> everyone who challenges
      >> Einsteinian models for "relativity" (and there is as a matter of fact
      >> more than one
      >> Einsteinian flavor) is a "crackpot" or a "Nazi" (although I agree
      >> that most amateur
      >> heretics still are crackpots -- e.g., arkresearch@...).
      >
      > No of course not. There is, as you say, "heresy" and "heresy". If
      > Cahill is right, I don't think he is, but if he is, everything comes
      > crashing down like a House of Cards on shaky ground. The more I read
      > Cahill the more I sense he is at least eccentric, but he cannot be
      > simply written off like most of the morons we encounter.
      >
      >>
      >> The professional "heretical" school is gathering strength and
      >> sharpening its arguments,
      >> and in view of the current proliferation of anomalies needs to be
      >> taken very seriously
      >> IMHO.
      >>
      >> Z.
      >>
      >> Jack Sarfatti wrote:
      >>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> Begin forwarded message:
      >>>
      >>>> From: Jack Sarfatti <sarfatti@...>
      >>>> Date: February 1, 2005 12:34:55 PM PST
      >>>> To: Gary S Bekkum / SSR <garysbekkum@...>
      >>>> Subject: Cahill papers contra relativity need to be studied closely
      >>>>
      >>>> bcc
      >>>> On Jan 31, 2005, at 3:18 PM, Gary S Bekkum / SSR wrote:
      >>>>
      >>>>> FYI
      >>>>>
      >>>>> The Speed of Light and the Einstein Legacy: 1905-2005
      >>>>>
      >>>>> http://www.arxiv.org/abs/physics/0501051
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> I am beginning to study this. It will take time. It's a serious
      >>>> challenge though I think I know what is going on, I could be wrong.
      >>>> Also I see some flaws already in how Cahill is stating the problem.
      >>>> He is arguing Vigier's position it appears. However, everyone
      >>>> interested in relativity and quantum field theory etc. should pay
      >>>> attention to this challenge since Cahill is obviously not
      >>>> your-easy-to-recognize crackpot.
      >>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>> Authors: Reginald T Cahill (Flinders University)
      >>>>> Comments: 22 pages, 10 figures. better graphics
      >>>>> Subj-class: General Physics
      >>>>>
      >>>>> That the speed of light is always c=300,000km/s relative to any
      >>>>> observer in nonaccelerating motion is one of the foundational
      >>>>> concepts
      >>>>> of physics. Experimentally this was supposed to have been first
      >>>>> revealed by the 1887 Michelson-Morley experiment, and was made one
      >>>>> of
      >>>>> Einstein's key postulates of Special Relativity in 1905.
      >>>>>
      >>>>> However in 2002 the actual 1887 fringe shift data was analysed for
      >>>>> the first time with a theory for the Michelson interferometer that
      >>>>> used both the Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction effect, as well as the
      >>>>> effect of the air in the interferometer on the speed of light.
      >>>>>
      >>>>> That analysis showed that the data gave an absolute motion speed
      >>>>> in
      >>>>> excess of 300km/s.
      >>>>>
      >>>>> So far six other experiments have been shown to give the same
      >>>>> result.
      >>>>>
      >>>>> This implies that the foundations of physics require significant
      >>>>> revision. As well data shows that both Newtonian gravity and
      >>>>> General
      >>>>> Relativity are also seriously flawed, and a new theory of gravity
      >>>>> is
      >>>>> shown to explain various so-called gravitational `anomalies',
      >>>>> including the `dark matter' effect. Most importantly absolute
      >>>>> motion
      >>>>> is now understood to be the cause of the various relativistic
      >>>>> effects,
      >>>>> in accord with the earlier proposal by Lorentz.
      >>>>>
      >>>>> --
      >>>>> Gary S Bekkum
      >>>>>
      >>>>> Starstream Research
      >>>>> PO Box 1144
      >>>>> Maple Grove, MN 55311
      >>>>>
      >>>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>
      >
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