Hi guys, I hope this is the right place to post this, given it's not a technical question, but it certainly is related to science. Lately I've been interested in knowing about the history of relativity, how both the special and the general theory came to be, what was Einstein's real input into it. I've heard and read a lot saying that special relativity wasn't really Einstein's idea and that he is given more credit for it than he deserves. I've read that Lorentz and Poincaré had the ideas of special relativity before him. I found this quote on wikipedia: "A few years before his death Einstein commented on Poincaré as being one of the pioneers of relativity, saying 'Lorentz had already recognised that the transformation named after him is essential for the analysis of Maxwell's equations, and Poincaré deepened this insight still further...' " What do you guys think/know about all this? Anyway, I've heard that Einstein's real gem is his general theory of relativity. Did he receive much help for the development of this theory too, or was this more of an individual work of his own? Thanks for your input and sharing, Cheers.