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Fatal Truth in Fundamental Physics
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Pentcho Valev
2018-04-29 08:23:14 UTC
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Einsteinians know that the speed of light is VARIABLE but... the truth is fatal:

"The whole of physics is predicated on the constancy of the speed of light...So we had to find ways to change the speed of light without wrecking the whole thing too much" https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8q87gk/light-speed-slowed

"Thus a constant speed of light is embedded in all of modern physics and to propose a varying speed of light (VSL) is worse than swearing! It is like proposing a language without vowels." http://www.thegreatdebate.org.uk/VSLRevPrnt.html

The speed of light is OBVIOUSLY variable:

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Frequency measured by the source: f; by the moving receiver: f' > f.

Speed of pulses relative to the source: c = df (d is distance between pulses).

Speed of pulses relative to the moving receiver:

c' = df' > c

in violation of Einstein's relativity.

Any relevant experiment, if correctly interpreted, shows that the speed of light is VARIABLE:

John Norton: "The Michelson-Morley experiment is fully compatible with an emission theory of light that CONTRADICTS THE LIGHT POSTULATE." http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/1743/2/Norton.pdf

Pentcho Valev
Pentcho Valev
2018-04-30 09:20:45 UTC
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Whether Einstein's 1905 light postulate is true or false depends on whether light pulses bunch up in front of the moving source or not:

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Light pulses don't bunch up - bunching up obviously violates the principle of relativity. Rather, the speed of light VARIES with the speed of the source, as posited by Newton's emission theory:

"Emission theory, also called emitter theory or ballistic theory of light, was a competing theory for the special theory of relativity, explaining the results of the Michelson–Morley experiment of 1887. [...] The name most often associated with emission theory is Isaac Newton. In his corpuscular theory Newton visualized light "corpuscles" being thrown off from hot bodies at a nominal speed of c with respect to the emitting object, and obeying the usual laws of Newtonian mechanics, and we then expect light to be moving towards us with a speed that is offset by the speed of the distant emitter (c ± v)." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emission_theory

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