Scientists to Finally Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Scientists to Finally Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

People who think the hard sciences are the last free intellectual pursuit should try and question the orthodoxy of the “theory of relativity.” It’s a theory that mainly only Russian and Chinese scientists have questioned in recent years, largely because Jewish control over Western academia has made it taboo to question it. Because of this, the field of physics has remained quite stagnant of the last several decades (compared, to say, the Aryan and East Asian dominated field of computer science).


Unsurprisingly, much of the deference to Einstein is based not on the brilliance of his work, but on his biography and the myth created around him.

Einstein left Germany in 1933 when Adolf Hitler took power, and this was when – according to the narrative we’ve all been taught in school – German science collapsed as Jews began to emigrate. Scientists in the Third Reich heavily criticized Einstein’s theory of relativity in particular, which is why there is a latent notion among scientists that if you question it today you’ll be branded an “anti-Semite” or blacklisted in intellectual circles (and you will).  But maybe, just maybe, these German “anti-Semites,” who gave mankind rocket propulsion, had empiricism on their side, while Einstein relied on Judenpresse mythologists and academic censorship to bolster his shots in the dark.

But who am I – I’m no Einstein. You see, Einstein was the world’s most brilliant and infallible mind to ever live, just like Sarah Silverman is funny, Lena Dunham is hot, and Israel is a bastion of human rights-based democracy.

But lo, some bold physicists beg to differ.

The Guardian:

The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light is a constant.

João Magueijo, of Imperial College London, and Niayesh Afshordi, of the University of Waterloo in Canada, propose that light tore along at infinite speed at the birth of the universe when the temperature of the cosmos was a staggering ten thousand trillion trillion celsius.

It is a theory Magueijo has being developing since the late 1990s, but in a paper published on Monday he and Afshordi describe for the first time how scientists can finally test the controversial idea. If right, the theory would leave a signature on the ancient radiation left over from the big bang, the so-called cosmic microwave background that cosmologists have observed with satellites.

“We can say what the fluctuations in the early universe would have looked like, and these are the fluctuations that grow to form planets, stars and galaxies,” Afshordi told the Guardian.

The speed of light in a vacuum is considered to be one of the fundamental constants of nature. Thanks to Einstein’s theory of general relativity, it was stamped in the annals of physics more than a century ago at about 1bn km/h. But while general relativity is one of the cornerstones of modern physics, scientists know that the rules of today did not hold at the birth of the universe.

Magueijo and Afshordi came up with their theory to explain why the cosmos looks much the same over vast distances. To be so uniform, light rays must have reached every corner of the cosmos, otherwise some regions would be cooler and more dense than others. But even moving at 1bn km/h, light was not travelling fast enough to spread so far and even out the universe’s temperature differences.

To overcome the conundrum, cosmologists including Stephen Hawking have proposed a theory called inflation, in which the fledgling universe underwent the briefest spell of the most tremendous expansion. According to inflation, the temperature of the cosmos evened out before it exploded to an enormous size. But there is no solid proof that inflation is right, and if so, what sparked such a massive period of expansion, and what brought it to an end.

Magueijo and Afshordi’s theory does away with inflation and replaces it with a variable speed of light. According to their calculations, the heat of universe in its first moments was so intense that light and other particles moved at infinite speed. Under these conditions, light reached the most distant pockets of the universe and made it look as uniform as we see it today. “In our theory, if you go back to the early universe, there’s a temperature when everything becomes faster. The speed of light goes to infinity and propagates much faster than gravity,” Afshordi said. “It’s a phase transition in the same way that water turns into steam.”

Scientists could soon find out whether light really did outpace gravity in the early universe. The theory predicts a clear pattern in the density variations of the early universe, a feature measured by what is called the “spectral index”. Writing in the journal Physical Review, the scientists predict a very precise spectral index of 0.96478, which is close to the latest, though somewhat rough, measurement of 0.968.

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Wyrd Will Weave Us Together

Wyrd Will Weave Us Together


Wyrd is a concept at the theological heart of Ásatrú and Heathenry. For many of those who practice one of the modern forms of the Old Way, wyrd is a core element of worldview. It stands behind, runs through, and supports our words and deeds. It connects each individual’s present moment to her past actions and to the actions of those around her. It forms a constantly shifting matrix that connects us all as we move through our intersecting lives.



The word wyrd itself comes from the Anglo-Saxon. In the main volume of An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary by Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller, the first translation given for wyrd is “what happens,” followed by “fate, fortune, chance.” In the dictionary’s supplement, additional translations are presented: “what is done, a deed, an action.”

The Old Norse cognate for the term is urðr, which An [Old] Icelandic-English Dictionary by Richard Cleasby and Guðbrandur Vigfússon translates as “a weird, fate.” The same word is used in medieval Icelandic literary sources as the name for one of the three Norns who sit at the well under a root of the World Tree and “shape men’s lives.”

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