|4 Feb 2005 @ 09:35, by Beto Hoisel|
Albert Einstein was as a great man and scientist, a genius, undeniably. However, we can find a few but crucial points where his extraordinary intuition wasn't enough to make him aware of some facts of reality as they really are, and later research proved to be different of the master's view.
These are the eight crucial mistakes of the master:
a) After being one of the founding-fathers of quantum physics, in 1905, even inventing basic terms as quantum and photon, he didn't accept its philosophical consequences, specially the probabilistic character of the world at quantum scales, and the non-existence of an objective reality apart from the observer;
b) To conceive, in 1930, with Podolsky and Rosen, a mind experiment (Gedanken-experiment) to "prove" the absurdity of non-locality which, years later in laboratories, proved precisely the opposite of his expectations;
c) Not to accept Friedmann's solutions for his equations of general relativity, that have shown a non-static universe which should be necessarily under a process of expansion or contraction. This finding sounded unacceptable, leading him to conceive a hypothetical force (lambda) which would balance the universe turning it into a static system. Today we know that the universe is expanding and lambda force doesn't exist;
d) To release, in 1950, a theory of the unified field which intended to unify the four basic interactions of physics, which concluded with four equations equal to zero that were not correct. In his calculations, Albert has done a division by zero without perceiving it. This is a mistake in mathematics because it leads to false results or absurdities.
e) To discover the possibility of "gravitational lenses" – a phenomenon already discovered by astronomers – however forecasting that science would never be capable of using them to observe distant objects, as they are today;
f) To have insisted in the irreversibility of time flow, even when quantum physics shown that it is reversible at quantum scales and Gödel demonstrated this reversibility in the cosmic level, in 1949, with his solution to the equations of general relativity;
g) To try to prove that black holes couldn't exist, in a paper published in the Annals of Mathematics, in 1939, although black holes are a logic result of his equations for general relativity;
h) To have admitted, for the developing of his general theory of relativity, the seminal notion of proper-time,(tau), originally introduced by Minkowsky some years before, without noticing that a revolution was contained in that proposition. Not even Minkowsky got aware that by connecting to each point – which means each particle – a proper time, he was accreting a new dimension to the time order, and its imaginary character would definitely bound time to the observing subject;
This last mistake impeded him to discover the three-dimensionality of time and the subjective or imaginary face of Wholeness, blocking the advancement of science beyond the material universe, usually recognized by ordinary science. This crucial door was open by Niels Bohr and quantum physics, surely the greatest conquest of last century’s science.[link]