(1879 - 1955)
|The founder of the
Church of Relativity
(in one of his better moments)
Einstein intelligent? Surely you jest!
Einstein is held in so high esteem by the mathematical physicists of the world that they have converted his name into a
synonym of intelligence. To say that you are 'an Einstein' is to say that you are a very smart cookie.
Actually, Einstein wasn't a very bright individual as you will discover in this site. However, not all is negative about him.
In my humble opinion, Pastor Al made mostly negative contributions to science, the most damaging being that he misled
several generations of researchers down a dead end and originated the 'relativistic philosophy' that pervades the young
generation today. However, he also made some positive ones which I will give him posthumous credit for.
1. Einstein's negative contributions to science
a. Warped space
" time can stretch or shrink
matter and energy can change into each other
time flows at different rates in different places
light behaves as streams of particles
a way of mathematical modelling the universe
the nature of gravity
many ways of measuring atomic size"
It doesn't take an Einstein to realize that Einstein wasn't one. None of these issues have anything to do with Science let
• How can time stretch, shrink, or flow if it isn't a physical object?
• How can the abstract concept energy morph into matter or vice versa? What shape
did it acquire? Can you draw a picture of energy for me to prove your theory?
• Almost every experiment ever carried out clearly demonstrates that light cannot
possibly consist of particles.
And so on.
Einstein's most fundamental error was to toy around so much with thought experiments that he ended up believing that
space is a physical object. He proposed that space is not only a medium, but that this 'thing' is also curved. Planets, stars,
galaxies, and light roll or slide along the hanging hammock the mathematicians call warped space.
These notions are so ludicrous that I can't help but smile. It is so palpably obvious that space is not a physical object that
you wonder what nasty stuff the good pastor had running up his nose or through his veins. How can he be intelligent if he
based his seminal theory on such a patently false premise?
Just for starters, if space is a continuous physical object as Al proposed, we would have a tough time moving through it.
Think of the resistance you encounter when you attempt to wade through an ocean. If space were an almost perfectly
rigid object -- as relativity further proposes -- an astronaut would not be able to move through space at all.
But let's look at a more fundamental conceptual problem that Al has on his hands with solid space. Relativityexplains
gravity with an analogy. Imagine a bowling ball weighing down the center of a trampoline and you release a golf ball.
The golf ball will gravitate towards the bowling ball along the curved canvas. Unfortu-nately, Al and his disciples claim
that space-time is also quantized, meaning that it is made of countless discrete points. Al is not describing a bowling ball
weighing down a continuous canvas. He is describing a bowling ball stuck in a sandbox! When the bowling ball weighs
one discrete point 'downwards' (whatever that means in the context of space-time) how does that grain of sand pull on
the one next to it? Is there glue between Al's two grains? Yet everyone and his mother believes in warped space today.
Einstein had to convert space into a physical object in order for his equations to make sense. If space is not a physical
object, his entire physical interpretation for gravity disintegrates like a house of cards. Keep in mind that Einstein's novel
physical interpretation is the main reason General Relativity displaced Newtonian Mechanics. If space is not a physical
object, we either have to go back to Newton or erase the board and start over again.
So who cares if Pastor Al modeled the Universe with a few variables and equations? What's this got to do with Science?
Dear Al still cannot tell us what space is or looks like, or how this Universe works (meaning, what causes it to work the
way it does) which is the entire reason for Physics in the first place! Einstein offered a description like for example MOND
is a description. Pastor Al failed to come up with a rational explanation. A description alone does not constitute science.
Science is about explanations (why as opposed to the how). Only when we can explain do we have genuine
understanding. Anyone can describe without understanding, and this is what Al did all his life.
b. Relativistic philosophy
Einstein's worst legacy is relativity philosophy, the widespread notion that everything is relative.
" Everything's relative. Speed, mass, space and time are all subjective. Nor are age,
motion or the wanderings of the planets measures that humans can agree on
anymore; they can be judged only by the whim of the observer." 
There are no laws or rules or anything you can sink your teeth into because someone always comes up with a loophole or a
better mousetrap. So after 3000 years of research and intellectual progress we ended up with extreme skepticism, devil's
advocacy for devil's advocacy's sake. No one wants to commit to a theory because it may be torn down tomorrow. Therefore,
we don't know anything and everyone is free to believe in whatever they want and everyone is right. Things are so bad that
the idiots of Special Relativity don't want to commit any more to whether the speed of light is the maximum speed limit of the
Universe. They invoke this rule to explain Special Relativity and to boast about how great Einstein was, but when they leave
the conference they quip that an experiment may yet prove Einstein wrong. Perhaps a graviton, a tachyon, an atom, or a
tunneling wave packet travels faster.
An even more appalling legacy left by Einstein's ridiculous philosophy many people hold that all theories are mortal.
Therefore, these individuals are not interested in hearing or reading about ideas to reach some conclusion. They just want
to hear delightful new ideas for the sake of novelty, or to be shocked by them just for the rush. They want to be surprised by
new points of view, tickled by genius, tempted by the Devil's tricks. The new breeds don't want to know. They want to be
Of course, the relativistic philosopher will not commit to any theory. We have grown wise after all these years. Experience
has shown that a new argument can always debunk the sacred one we just blindly defended. The purpose of science is to
keep searching eternally, not to find. The relativistic philosopher is not interested in information. He is fascinated by data.
He draws no conclusions from what he hears or reads for fear that it will make him vulnerable in the debates. Maybe there
is a point of view he hasn't heard of yet, so it is best not to commit. Only fools rush in. I'll play it safe. We don't really know
do we? Maybe you're right, and maybe you aren't. Who knows? Relativistic philosophers are so subjective about even the
pettiest things that they are unwilling to vouch even for the most obvious phenomena. Is gravity acting on you at this very
moment? Well, I don't know. Maybe it is and maybe it ain't. It is impossible to carry out a rational conversation with such an
So let's put the matter in such terms as to force the relativistic philosopher to choose. We sit the moron in an electric chair
with one hand tied to a white button and the other to a black button. He will be fried within 10 seconds unless he touches
the white button. Will the relativistic philosopher now make the correct choice, or will he still have doubts regarding the
differences between black and white?
The truth about relativity philosophy is that people have been bombarded with so many theories and counter-theories over
the years that they don't know what to believe any more. It is this pussy-footing which is unnerving. If I bang you over the
head with this chair, does the chair really exist or was it just my opinion? Perhaps you may have doubts about whether the
Earth goes around the Sun or about whether π is a variable, but Father Universe certainly does not. The Earth cannot be
both flat and spherical. If it is spherical, all those who voted for the flat Earth are simply dead wrong. This is not a matter of
opinion. The relativistic philosopher has not yet learned that he has already taken a position anyways! Relativity philosophy
is wrong because it claims that there are no truths out there. Everything is reduced to a matter of opinion, to personal
philosophy. Relativistic philosophy says that we will never discover anything because someone will always come up with
a better argument, so why bother searching in the first place. We should just spend our lives listening to all the neat and
weird little arguments people come up with and commit to none because the debate never ends.
So what does this philosophy do to science? If you happen to discover a genuine law of nature or you can finally explain a
heretofore mystical paradox, no one will believe you. The relativistic philosopher holds as the only truth that everything is
relative. Therefore, even a law of nature is just a matter of opinion. It's just your belief. You say it's black and I say it's white.
We're both right. So on with the show. This is the philosophy that is taught in high schools and colleges around the world.
Always be skeptical. Always carry with you a healthy dose of doubt. Under any and all circumstances!
Actually relativistic philosophy doesn't say anything about the truth. It just says something about whether people believe in
the correct theory. We may have already stumbled upon many truths, but it is relativistic philosophy which stands in the way
of making the world conscious of them.
2. Positive contributions
We have to give credit where credit is due. If Einstein deserves a scientific medal, it is for stoically standing against Quantum
Mechanics until his death. Indeed, Einstein had become thoroughly disenchanted with Mathematical Physics as well, but his
disciples downplay this as much as possible. Einstein never imagined in his youth that his thought experiments would end
up distorting the minds of several generations of mathematicians to the point of lunacy. So he was taken off guard when he
realized that the entire mathematical world kept getting crazier and crazier and further from answering the fundamental
questions of Physics. When Quantum came along, Einstein could only treat it facetiously. He realized by then that the world
had gone bananas. Specifically, Einstein refused to believe the Quantum idiocy that there were more than two forces in the
Universe. His intuition told him that the two forces were electro-magnetism (light) and gravity.
Of course, Einstein was right. In the real world, we can only conceive of push and pull. What other forms of physical contact
can you imagine? The stupid morons known as particle physicists just had to invent two more. The lamebrains of the
mathematical establishment claim that there are four forces: push, pull, maybe, and perhaps. Einstein should be credited for
exposing Quantum Mechanics for what it is: 100% bullshit.
More absurd yet, a 'mechanic' (a fanatic of the religion of Quantum Mechanics) explains that particles carry forces like a horse
carries hay on its back. A particle travels and 'unloads' the force upon contact with another particle. The mathematicians are
saying that you carry your jump and dispense with it when you touch the ground again. This is the Ptolemaic explanation
that the mechanics have concocted to account for the invisible mechanisms they 'observe' in the lab.
Of course, they cannot possibly understand what they are talking about. A particle mathematician is strictly in the accounting
business. Like Mary Poppins, he never explains anything. All that he ever does is describe and assign names and win Nobel
Prizes in Mathematical Physics.
Granted, Einstein wasn't the brightest of individuals, but he was unwilling to swallow such hogwash. Neither were Planck,
Schrodinger, Michelson, and other luminaries of the first quarter of the 20th Century. So Pastor Al decided to throw a nasty
monkey wrench into the idiotic workings of Quantum Mechanics. Before he retired to Princeton and moved on to politics,
Einstein conspired with two collaborators and devised the EPR thought experiment. Together with Young's slit experiment,
EPR has caused a lot of grief in Mathematical Physics. From an 'entertainment' point of view at least, EPR is the most
significant contribution ever made to science. The EPR riddle compelled the numskulls of Quantum to come up with ever
more ludicrous physical interpretations for this phenomenon, to wit: hidden variables, many worlds, reverse time travel. It
really doesn't get more amusing than this. What fun would we have in today's 'scientific' environment if it weren't for the
idiotic explanations the mathematicians routinely come up with for the slit experiment and for EPR?
In 1919, after Eddington verified one of his predictions, Einstein proclaimed triumphantly: "Zee theory is korrrrrect." Of
course, Einstein wasn’t as cocky towards the end of his life, writing to his friend Besso that:
"All these fifty years of conscious brooding have brought me no nearer to the answer to
the question, 'What are light quanta?' Nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he
knows it, but he is mistaken... 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."
(letter to Besso, August 10, 1954) A. Pais, Subtle is the Lord, p. 467
However, the establishment downplays this turn of events by saying that it was Al’s fault for disregarding Quantum
Mechanics and for insisting that there are only two forces. The general view is that Einstein was a great thinker in his youth,
but that, unfortunately, he went a-whoring after false gods in his old age.
Einstein was conscious of his increasing isolation:
"I have become an obstinate heretic in the eyes of my colleagues…"
(letter to Besso, August 8, 1949) A. Pais, Subtle is the Lord, p. 462
"I am generally regarded as a sort of petrified object, rendered blind and deaf by the
(letter to Born, April 12, 1949) A. Pais, Subtle is the Lord, p. 462
Today, most people are not particularly aware of Einstein’s fall from grace because his disciples downplay and more often
misrepresent Einstein’s feverish anti-Quantum crusade. The important thing is to keep his name shining for all of eternity
by sweeping under the rug the fact that Al abandoned the religion of Mathematical Physics towards the end of his life.
So how does the establishment explain away this imperfect aspect of their anointed messiah? How can Al be a hero on the
one hand and be dead set against a fundamental pillar of modern Mathematical Physics on the other?
Simple. His followers explain it as a case of senility. The official version is that, unfortunately, Al did not keep up with the
literature and his brain withered away:
“ This striking pattern of convergence, linking concepts once thought unrelated,
inspired Einstein to dream of the next and possibly final move: merging gravity
and electromagnetism into a single, overarching theory of nature's forces.
In hindsight, there was almost no way he could have succeeded. He was barely
aware that there were two other forces he was neglecting — the strong and weak
forces acting within atomic nuclei. Furthermore, he willfully ignored quantum
mechanics, the new theory of the microworld that was receiving voluminous
experimental support, but whose probabilistic framework struck him as deeply
misguided. Einstein stayed the course, but by his final years he had drifted to the
fringe of a subject he had once dominated.” 
[This is a gross misstatement and constitutes an attempt to mislead the public. Einstein
did not ignore QM. Einstein was proactive about it. Make no mistake. Einstein believed
QM to be absolute bullshit! He would have gotten rid of all of it!]
The mainstream appreciates Al for what he published in 1905 and 1915, but after that he was just an old icon, a guy who
warmed a seat at the conferences, a troublemaker. People simply didn't have the heart to put the old man in a retirement
home where he belonged. (Of course, if you look at the picture at the top of this page again, you may be inclined to agree.)
But changing history wasn't enough. Someone could by shear coincidence discover Einstein's true colors. So his disciples
did one more thing to ensure success. They decided to punish Al for proposing EPR while at the same time being politically
sensitive to his value as a holy icon. How else could they guarantee contributions from the flocks into the coffers of the
Church of Relativity to fund their ever more expensive and idiotic research? The establishment decided to name Einstein
Man of the Century, and this did the trick. Now everyone has what he wants. His disciples delivered Einstein nailed on the
cross to the public, a martyr of Mathematical Physics. The layman doesn't even remember that Einstein was dead set
against Quantum Mechanics in particular and against the idiocy of Mathematical Physics in general. Quite the contrary! And
the congressmen continue to fund idiotic research such as Gravity Probe B (§ 3.0) and LIGO because the name of Einstein
That's Pastor Al in a nutshell for you.
Copyright © by Nila Gaede 2008