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Think Relativity is confusing? Well, it's not just you -- even the experts can't seem to agree on its meaning, and often get basic facts about the formalism completely wrong. Here, we critique one such renowned professional who, in claiming to be clarifying the standardized theory of relativity, turns out to actually be promoting a misguided personal interpretation. What is this expert's confusion exactly, and why are such misconceptions so prevalent amongst the physics community?

Indeed, be cautious of posturers, gaslighters, stigmatizers, and Giordano-Bruno-burners who want to convince you that your inability to understand Relativity stems from your own deficient reasoning -- because when even the experts can't agree, you know there is something up...

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A link to minutephysics twin paradox video:

youtube.com/watch?v=0iJZ_QGMLD0&t=101s

(Note that where minutephysics says that there are "gaps" in the accelerated observer's accounting for time, this is the phenomenon of accelerative time-contraction, i.e. where observers perceive gravitational fields/time speeding up.)

Some of Einstein's Relevant Papers:

His 1905 Special Relativity Paper:

https://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/specrel/specrel.pdf

His 1914 (not 1913) Paper "On the Relativity Problem":

https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol4-trans/318

His 1918 discussion of the Twin Paradox and the Gravity-based solution:

https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol7-trans/82

His 1920 lecture at the University of Leiden on the ether:

https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol7-trans/176

Contents:

00:00 - Intro

01:11 - The Many Interpretations of Relativity

04:55 - Examining Sabine's Interpretation, Pt. 1

08:30 - Examining Sabine's Interpretation, Pt. 2

10:58 - The Source of Confusion

12:12 - Are There Better Interpretations?

Think Relativity is confusing? Well, it's not just you -- even the experts can't seem to agree on its meaning, and often get basic facts about the formalism completely wrong. Here, we critique one such renowned professional who, in claiming to be clarifying the standardized theory of relativity, turns out to actually be promoting a misguided personal interpretation. What is this expert's confusion exactly, and why are such misconceptions so prevalent amongst the physics community?

Indeed, be cautious of posturers, gaslighters, stigmatizers, and Giordano-Bruno-burners who want to convince you that your inability to understand Relativity stems from your own deficient reasoning -- because when even the experts can't agree, you know there is something up...

Please considering helping support us on Patreon, thank you!

patreon.com/dialect_philosophy

A link to minutephysics twin paradox video:

youtube.com/watch?v=0iJZ_QGMLD0&t=101s

(Note that where minutephysics says that there are "gaps" in the accelerated observer's accounting for time, this is the phenomenon of accelerative time-contraction, i.e. where observers perceive gravitational fields/time speeding up.)

Some of Einstein's Relevant Papers:

His 1905 Special Relativity Paper:

https://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/specrel/specrel.pdf

His 1914 (not 1913) Paper "On the Relativity Problem":

https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol4-trans/318

His 1918 discussion of the Twin Paradox and the Gravity-based solution:

https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol7-trans/82

His 1920 lecture at the University of Leiden on the ether:

https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol7-trans/176

Contents:

00:00 - Intro

01:11 - The Many Interpretations of Relativity

04:55 - Examining Sabine's Interpretation, Pt. 1

08:30 - Examining Sabine's Interpretation, Pt. 2

10:58 - The Source of Confusion

12:12 - Are There Better Interpretations?