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(Big Think)   Gravitational redshift was one of the most startling consequences of General Relativity. But Einstein predicted it 8 years earlier: way back in 1907. Here's how   (bigthink.com) divider line
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2022-06-28 7:46:50 AM  
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2022-06-28 8:13:13 AM  
Something something he had an idea it was there but hadn't yet fully developed the idea of intertial reference frames, which is why Special (Case) Relativity (which happens within the same inertial frame) came out a decade before General (Case) Relativity, which describes motion and gravity regardless of inertial frame?
 
2022-06-28 8:27:43 AM  
If we're going back to 1907 for our science 'news', why not go for the GOAT?

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2022-06-28 8:49:45 AM  
Haven't read the article, but let me guess.  General relativity was not created totally created just before Einstein finished up and submitted it for publication. He started on it when he finished special relativity in 1905.  Some of the things it would likely have were clear to him years before the final publication. Indeed some Germans were going to view a total solar eclipse in Russia in 1914 to test one of his preliminary results. They became prisoners and did not make any observations because WWI broke out. We know now that his predictions were wrong in how much light would be deflected. The predictions from his fully developed theory were verified from observations of a solar eclipse in 1919 after the war.
 
2022-06-28 10:09:37 AM  
Also, in the spirit of making other farkers feel both barbarous and lazy, there's this:

James Clerk Maxwell FRSE FRS (13 June 1831 - 5 November 1879)

He was dead by 48.
 
2022-06-28 11:22:38 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: Also, in the spirit of making other farkers feel both barbarous and lazy, there's this:

James Clerk Maxwell FRSE FRS (13 June 1831 - 5 November 1879)

He was dead by 48.


That only works on people who are stupid enough to believe that the world gives a flying fark about how one chooses to live their life
 
2022-06-28 11:44:21 AM  
good thing he wasn't color blind.
 
2022-06-28 10:11:17 PM  

Concrete Donkey: That only works on people who are stupid enough to believe that the world gives a flying fark about how one chooses to live their life


And that only works on people so desperate for and undeserving of attention that they abstract and abnegate their own selfhood to the point that they blame their squib-woes on "the world"
 
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