2017-05-06 08:43:25 UTC
These are the two fundamental lies on which the teaching of Einstein's relativity is based. The truth is quite different: Maxwell's 19th century theory had predicted that the speed of light varies with the speed of the observer, and in 1887 the Michelson-Morley experiment showed that it varies with the speed of the light source as well.
Given the two fundamental lies, the teaching of Einstein's idiocies is unproblematic:
Robert Scherrer, Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University: "When scientists developed the theory of light back in the 19th century, it came with a special puzzle: their theory seemed to show that every observer should measure the same speed for light, about 186,000 miles per second. But that means if you try to chase a beam of light, no matter how fast you move, the light beam will still fly away from you at 186,000 miles per second. And what's even more bizarre is that if you are moving at 99% of the speed of light, and your friend is standing still, both of you will see the light moving away at exactly the same speed. Many scientists back then didn't really believe this odd prediction, and the American physicist Albert Michelson (along with his collaborator Edward Morley) set out to measure how the speed of light would change due to the motion of the earth through space. But their famous Michelson-Morley experiment found no change at all. The speed of light seemed to be the same regardless of whether they measured it in the same direction the earth was moving, or in some other direction - a rare example of a non-discovery that turned out to be more important than a discovery! Instead of trying to explain away this bizarreness, Albert Einstein embraced it. He built an entire theory, called special relativity, around the idea that the speed of light is the same for everyone who measures it, no matter how fast they are moving in relation to the light. In order to accommodate this behavior for light, Einstein's theory predicted that time and space would have to stretch or contract as someone traveled with increasing speed." https://theconversation.com/faster-than-light-travel-are-we-there-yet-41112