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Posted by Nicholas on November 13, 2002 23:13:04 UTC

Einstein stepped in when observations could no longer be explained with Newtonian physics. Up until that point, Newtonian physics worked just fine. Right now, relativity is working just fine for most things. There are some exceptions (like dark matter and dark energy), and I'm willing to accept that perhaps major changes will need to be made in order to explain these things, but relativity WORKS to very high precision for the majority of our observations.

"I apologize for my unwillingness to study the equations for gravity and light transfer in curved space but it seemed logical to me that I would not be able to attain enough knowledge to accomplish this in my life time. "

Then perhaps you should acknowledge that you will not be able to change physics in your lifetime. Einstein could only make the changes he made after obtaining a deep understanding of the previous physics. Sometimes we just need to step back and admit our limitations. I don't want to discourage you from thinking, just from unrealistic expectations. Intelligence includes recognizing these limitations.

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