October 19, 2006


From Thomas R Love:

Re: Paper takes swipe at bedrock law of physics (Oct. 14): The author is piling one fantasy on top of another. When Einstein’s general theory of relativity led to the big bang, it should have been viewed as a reductio ad absurdum—a disproof of the theory. Instead it was viewed as a great new discovery. The same with black holes. Einstein wanted to develope a theory without singularities because the existence of singularities proves the theory is wrong.

Thomas R Love, PhD
Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics
California State University at Dominguez Hills

1 Comments:

Anonymous Jay R. Yablon said...

Thomas R. Love States: "Einstein wanted to develope a theory without singularities because the existence of singularities proves the theory is wrong.:

I would slightly modify to state: the existence of singularities proves the theory is *incomplete*, and cannot be applied without more to the domain of physics to which it is nonetheless being applied.

Jay R. Yablon

March 08, 2007 10:11 AM  

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