"Einstein's theory of relativity is a misnomer, it should be called a theory of
. . .Samuel Alexander held that,
is clear that Space-Time takes for us the place of what is called
the Absolute in idealistic systems. it is an experiential absolute."188
. . .Melchior Palagyi, from whom Minkowski took much, stated,
term introduced by Einstein: 'theory of relativity' is, of course,
a most unfortunate choice; we retain it, however, like any arbitrary
standard designation, which you can't get rid of, because people have
grown accustomed to using it. . . ."194
. . .Robert Resnick conluded that,
theory of relativity could have been called the theory of absolutism
with some justification. [***] there are absolute lengths
and times in relativity. [***] Where relativity theory is clearly
'more absolute' than classical physics is in the relativity principle
itself: the laws of physics are absolute."201
is some strange "relativity theory", which is more absolutist
than classical absolutism! . . . In one sense the pseudorelativists'
caution with respect to the aether is commendable. In another, it is
unscientific to refuse to speculate based on the pseudorelativists'
pretentious grounds that measurement and mathematical abstraction are
the only tools of the scientist, and that their pseudorelativistic subjective
comparisons and arguments by analogy are somehow "objective".
. . .The list of true relativists is long. To name but a few: Des Cartes,
Huyghens, Locke, Leibnitz, Berkeley, Hume, Comte, Spencer, Stallo, Hamilton,
Mach, Anderssohn, Avenarius, Petzoldt, etc.. A real relativist, like
Stallo, would never have embraced the absolutist "special theory
of relativity", with its codified absolute space and time, and
absolutist "space-time" and the ontological "universal
constant" speed of light and absolute laws of Nature.
. . .It is wrong to attribute to Einstein the assertions that time,
space and motion are relative, for two reasons: One, Einstein was an
absolutist, who could not comprehend relativism; Two, others argued
that time, space and motion are purely relative long before Einstein