Everyone within the Olympia Academy "pinched" from each other; the scientific community is still nowadays very agressive about protecting and disputing theories and papers. That, and Henri Poincaré, considered to be the first to publish about modern relativity, came into conflict with not only Einstein over this, but two other scientists (Hilbert and Lorentz). Today even more scientists and biographers have added themselves to the dispute. However, the problem originated with the fact that the majority of those Olympia academists hardly ever cited their references.<quoted text>I have an ineresting article published in the Cape Argus 27/6/04 by BJAlberts, the father of the SA nuclear bomb.
Einstein pinched his theories from others.
American taxpayers must be as docile as an ageing koala because they meekly fork out millions on projects like the Gravity Probe B project.
Scientists are forever using Einstein's name as a lever to satisfy their idle curiosity with ventures that will not benefit mankind by one iota, and they use his name out of context to support ambiguous theories.
Now Americans are spending huge sums to verify Einstein's curved spacetime predictions, which form part of the theory of relativity.
But how can they research curvature of spacetime if they do not know what space consists of, or rather,what Einstein's space consists of. One cannot bend nothing. And they will have to tell us how a body like Earth actually communicate with space. Also how, by what means and/or with what, it forces space to curve.
Failing that, Gravity Probe B simply mutates into a half baked exercise in futility.
Everthing Einstein is famous for, he pinched from otherss and the real heroes are seldom mentionned, for example:
Relativity was not conceived by Einstein; the concept of "relativus" is as old as the Roman Empire. to be continued
What great role models for our kids if even the big shot scientists preferred to plagiarise!