Sid Deutsch has written science essays for the intelligent layperson and has published a book entitled Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: Abandonment of the Aether.
In Memorium: Sid Deutsch died January 8, 2011.
Sid Deutsch writes:I have a B.E.E. degree from Cooper Union (New York), 1941, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute (Brooklyn, New York), 1955. I was associated with four schools (Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, Tel-Aviv University, and the University of South Florida at Tampa). Along the way, I wrote or co-authored eight science books, the latest of which is Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: Abandonment of the Aether, iUniverse, 2006. Before that was Are You Conscious, and Can You Prove It?, iUniverse, 2003. The books before that were Return of the Ether, SciTech Publishing, 1999 andUnderstanding the Nervous System with co-author Alice Deutsch, IEEE Press, 1993.
All of us, in the world of Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics, occasionally have ideas that we think should be published. But a report in a recognized journal can entail, at the very least, many months or even years between submission and publication. I was an Associate Editor for an IEEE publication for six years, and tried to speed up my end of the review procedure, but the overall effect was minuscule. Occasionally, an author would die while his/her paper was being processed.
So now a relatively new technology, a website, enables me to “publish” Science Essays that have escaped, for the most part, peer review. Nevertheless, I trust that the reader will resonate, here and there, with one or more of the ideas expressed on this website.
Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: Abandonment of the Aether, by Sid Deutsch
Proof positive that there is an aether comes from Albert Einstein’s special relativity. Imagine a planet (THEM) that is receding from earth (US) at a speed of 100 million m/s. According to special relativity, light waves onUS and THEM have a speed of 300 million m/s relative to each planet. If an imaginary beam of light, directed to THEM, leaves US at a velocity of 300 million m/s, it has to gradually speed up to 400 million m/s relative toUS in order to land on THEM at a speed of 300 million m/s relative to THEM. Only an aether carrier can increase the velocity of light in this manner. The inhabitants of THEM receive the beam with its frequency shifted down by a factor of ¾—the well-known “red shift.”
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