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Posted by Bruce on July 20, 2002 21:20:15 UTC

The 'clocks don't measure time' is a common complaint of the anti-relativity set. Just recently Van Flandern made the same goofy claim in a discussion concerning an experiment to possibly measure the speed at which gravity propagates. One thing is for sure Van Flandern thinks he has a fundamental understanding of GR but quite obviously doesn't. Typical for people making these kind of arguments. Funny article about 'physics cranks'.

An excerpt:
"The anti-relativity movement started as soon as Einstein's first paper on special
relativity was published, in 1905; some scientists disputed its assertion that the old
Newtonian concepts of absolute space and time -- never scientifically established --
were superfluous. Indeed, the attempt to restore these concepts to mainstream physics
forms the essential foundation of almost every crank theory since."

I could care less about DoctorDick and his crank theory but its his claim that his argument is to difficult to understand is a friggin joke. If he makes 'bonehead' assertions in his goofy comments for the 'uninitiated in relativty' then he probably thinks his theory supports such nonsense.
Otherwise who cares? Close to nobody.

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