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[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

"There can be no understanding of relativity as long as you're still a prisoner of absolute space / absolute time. No chance. Do not even try. You do not and cannot understand relativity as long as you think that way. It does not matter how strongly you feel otherwise."

[–]jerryk[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

There can be no understanding of reality as long as you're still a prisoner of relativity. No chance. Do not even try. You do not and cannot understand reality as long as you think that way. It does not matter how strongly you feel otherwise.

You are brainwashed, my friend.

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There's nothing natural about the parallel postulate. This has been recognised since Ancient Greece, and for hundreds of years mathematicians tried to prove it to no avail. It is a contrived, but often convenient for us, axiom which the universe is under no obligation to observe. And if you don't observe it what do you get? Exactly the types of geometry which are used in Relativity.

This was realized before Einstein by Reimann and Poincare to give two examples, and if Einstein had not come up with Relativity someone else would have just a bit later. But I can't tell you how to test the theory yourself, because it's not amenable to DIY efforts. Note though that if it is false then physicists are fabricating various phenomena - including gravitational lensing. That is to say, then are forging photographic evidence.

Think about that - all astronomers with access to powerful enough telescopes are in on the conspiracy...