NASA’s Gravity Probe B Proves Einstein Wrong Once Again
Even today, after much head scratching, conventional wisdom still has it that Einstein is always right. After spending $750 million of your tax dollars and massaging the raw data for 5 years, NASA (2011) has finally announced the results of Gravity Probe B (GP-B). They say that the warped “space-time” around Earth caused the axes of their perfect gyroscopes to tilt at a rate predicted by relativity. The key to all of Einstein’s stuff, of course, is that there is no there there. Real causes do not exist in relativity. Einstein’s mathematical abstraction hypothesizes perfectly empty space. GP-B actually serves as a disproof of that notion. For the gyros to be disturbed, they had to be disturbed by something. The experiment provides yet another proof of the existence of the partially entrained ether that surrounds Earth (Borchardt, 2007, p. 202).
Even Francis Everitt, GP-B principal investigator at Stanford, was forced to “get physical” in explaining the experiment: "Imagine the Earth as if it were immersed in honey. As the planet rotates, the honey around it would swirl, and it's the same with space and time” (Space.com Staff, 2011). This “frame dragging” effect supports the view that the macrocosm around Earth contains supermicrocosms small enough to penetrate and interact with any experimental setup one could devise. The outer reaches of vortices (spiral galaxies are good examples) have slower velocities than their cores. The unseen ether apparently detected by GP-B is not space-time, but part of the vortex of which Earth is the core. Expecting the gyros to point toward IM Pegasi forever is like expecting to keep your umbrella upright in a windstorm.
By 1920 Einstein had recanted his earlier denial of the ether: "There is a weighty reason in favour of ether. To deny ether is to ultimately assume that empty space has no physical qualities whatever." As usual, NASA relativists make no mention of Einstein’s change of heart and the implication that there could be a physical rather than an extra-dimensional mathematical cause for the apparent GP-B result. It is time for physicists to choose between ether, which now appears to be real, and space-time, which is entirely imaginary (Borchardt, 2011).
Borchardt, Glenn, 2007, The Scientific Worldview: Beyond Newton and Einstein: Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, 411 p.
Borchardt, Glenn, 2011, Einstein's most important philosophical error ( http://www.worldsci.org/pdf/abstracts/abstracts_5991.pdf ): Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance.
Einstein, Albert, 1920, Sidelights on relativity: 1. Ether and relativity. 2. Geometry and experience: London, Methuen, 56 p.
Posted by Glenn Borchardt at 3:53 PM