Brief review of the great men in relativity history!
Frank Pio Russo - September 01 2018.
In the past 131 years there have been many supposed gigantic minds that have worked on relativity. However none of them really ever broke free from the non-sensical notion that they were all victims of a monstrous Irish joke of some sort!
The improved 2nd version of the Michelson-Morley was completed in 1887 by Albert Michelson after the original suggestion by James Clerk Maxwell, however it's pointless building a complicated experiment if you do not possess the intelligence required to interpret its significance! Maxwell had his theory all wrong as he had no idea about the true beauty and complexity of how light moves, nor did Michelson regardless of the fact that he was indeed a master craftsman! And this is one reason why physics today has 2 main branches: theoretical and experimental physics because it's a bit hard to be a top expert in both camps.
Well the Irish Fitzgerald concocted the notion that things contracted when travelling with the velocity of the earth, according to the Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction and this was of course very ridiculous and I appropriately labelled it an "Irish joke" in 1988: for one we're not such morons that we wouldn't notice things being warped and squashed-up towards the perpendicular to the motion; and secondly there's much bigger velocities than the earth's at play in our universe! (Although admittedly at that stage Hubble had not yet discovered the other galaxies that exist).
Following this, the Dutch Lorentz did even more work on the subject with the Lorentz transformation equations and came up with the same conclusion - namely that things are constantly contracting and expanding according to how fast they're travelling! Poincare' of course also did a great deal of work, and most of these things were a definite known quantity by the time the "plagiarist" Einstein borrowed them all!
However, the truth is that all of these "great" minds were not up to the job at hand! Not only was their logic inadequate, I think their algebra left things to be desired... and as far as I am concerned I would have been happier if they'd just admitted some ignorance on the matter, rather than simply redefining time, length, mass and all the rest of reality according to their stupid capricious whims!
Sure I agree there's a contraction along the orbit, in other words a particular length there equates to a slightly longer length perpendicularly - (in time duration) - however that's only because you send light forward to be reflected back along a slightly longer path than the perpendicular beam! Yet all the "morons" of the past expected everything to contract according to the Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction. Even my Jewish editor - Dr Jack Cohen did - as you can quite clearly see from his footnotes to my 1998 article in Speculations in Science and Technology titled "The Michelson Morley experiment: the final solution?". It should be obvious that there's nothing different about that path and that any 'contortions' are experienced only by the beam of light!
In view of the foregoing, it should also be obvious to any reasonable thinker, as to why I came up with an absolute speed of light as well as an experimental speed of light: out across the vast universe where light can travel with no impediments one can envisage the absolute or aberration speed light! But if you start dealing with the speed of light in a crowded area, then you have to consider the experimental speed of light, because obviously things like planets have orbital speeds, and if you as an observer who also have orbital speed - obviously the local observed speed of light is going to be affected.
Frank Pio Russo.