Einstein and the Church of the 99 Monkeys —to bend a paraphase
Social conformity may, in certain circumstances, prevent reaching the threshold-event of the parable of The 100th Monkey. This means, that when many are prone to agree with one, a stability of agreement may then endure for centuries —or longer! In other words, the converted masses to Einstein's equations are a present momentum pushing us past a reexamination of the antique model of a measured universe. Modern social inclination of physicists is to assume Einstein inviolate as a theory-test against theories. This once new thought is now the gray elephant in the halls of science that only interprets proper science if it fits prudent social complacence. This is such a bizarre world to observe from the outside.
The physicist and humanitarian took his place beside the great teachers with the publication of Relativity: The Special and General Theory, Einstein’s own popular translation of the physics that shaped our ‘truths’ of space and time.
Einstein told us that our concept of fields could be wrong in 1954 -- just before he died -- when he said:
“I consider it quite possible that physics cannot be based on the field concept, i.e., on continuous structures. In that case, nothing remains of my entire castle in the air, gravitation theory included, [and of] the rest of modern physics.”
—Daniel P. Fitzpatrick, Universities Asleep at the Switch
“Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached the conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true. The consequence was a positively fanatic orgy of freethinking coupled with the impression that youth is intentionally being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing impression.” –Albert Einstein, 1954
Thanks to Eddington, Einstein goes to America and receives a ticker tape parade. Professor Chandrasekhar puts the event in context, paraphrasing Rutherford:
“The war had just ended; and the complacency of the Victorian and the Edwardian times had been shattered. The people felt that all their values and all their ideals had lost their bearings. Now, suddenly, they learnt that an astronomical prediction by a German scientist had been confirmed by expeditions to Brazil and West Africa and, indeed, prepared for already during the war, by British astronomers. Astronomy had always appealed to public imagination; and an astronomical discovery, transcending worldly strife, struck a responsive cord. The meeting of the Royal Society, at which the results of the British expeditions were reported, was headlined in all the British papers; and the typhoon of publicity crossed the Atlantic. From that point on, the American press played Einstein to the maximum."
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The God Letter in later years
NASA interprets Einstein in Gravity Probe B
“Millennium relativity is a new theory in relativistic physics that replaces Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. More than ten years of research into the accepted body of experimental evidence leads to the discovery of significant flaws in the underlying foundations of both relativistic and classical physics. The new theory systematically resolves these issues beginning with an analysis of the classical principles of motion and progressing through thirteen additional works involving relativistic and classical principles.”