No Mercy for Einstein
It’s my simple thought – since years when I was a teenager. I like all works of Einstein. I admire and adore Albert Einstein and his works. I think he is even now – 2018 – misunderstood. Why? Why I think so? Or why he is misunderstood? Many physicists, even famous ones, during long period were ignoring him. Even now this ”tradition” is continuing. They ignore him at some extent even at the moment. Nevertheless his own theories are used everyday and everywhere. They are proven many, many times unlike many other adopted theories. Maybe because Einstein like Aristotle, like Isaac Newton, like James Maxwell was genius in the fields of philosophy, mathematics and physics at the same time. No mercy for such people at our Planet! And how can we agree with him? – Impossible! To agree with such man? He who introduced so many new ideas at the same time! No mercy for him! But his marvelous ideas were, are and will continue to be used: Limit of the velocity of physical objects with non-zero mass in motion under the speed of light in vacuum and that speed of light in a vacuum was independent of the motion of all observers; the existence of a spatial-temporal continuum rather than a space and time alone (space-time first introduced by Minkowski) – a very, very enormous sin – to claim that it is impossible to have space without time and vice versa and that they are inalienable characteristics of the same reference system; to show that space is distorted by large masses and even much more scandalous – to see gravity as caused by the distortion of space – and again space-time exist but in General Relativity it is even more scandalous – distorted space and distorted time! And so on and so on… All that and much more couldn’t be forgotten and couldn’t be forgiven!
We know very well his contribution to physics or even that he has paved the way for quantum mechanics through the explanation of the photoelectric effect, but many people say this is not so important (not for the relativity Einstein received the Nobel Prize for 1921 (given to him 1922) but “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".)
Because he never trusted on the principle of uncertainty and probability, and that this principle and probability could be at the heart of quantum mechanics (here we see his biggest mistake), many people said Anathema. Forgetting all his contributions.