Relativity Challenge: Proving Einstein Wrong or Exploring Physics?

In summary: Overall, it seems that this website, www.relativitychallenge.com, is linked on a physics forum website and allows people to try and prove Einstein wrong. It is seen as a way for non-professional physics fans to try and gain fame, similar to breaking a sports record, but they may not fully understand the complexity of the subject. The ads on the website are chosen by Google, not the physics forum, and can sometimes contain misleading or incorrect information. In summary, there is a website called www.relativitychallenge.com that is linked on a physics forum, where people can try to prove Einstein wrong. However, the ads on the website are chosen by Google and can sometimes be misleading.
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mruncleramos
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This site was linked at the top of the physics forums website. www.relativitychallenge.com I guess everybody has freedom of speech. Do people just get a kick out of proving Einstein wrong?
 
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mruncleramos said:
This site was linked at the top of the physics forums website. www.relativitychallenge.com I guess everybody has freedom of speech. Do people just get a kick out of proving Einstein wrong?

Non-professional physics fans sometimes think they can become famous
by proving Einstein wrong.

It not unlike trying to break a sports record, only an athlete usually
knows if they are cutting the mustard or not. Most of these folks
don't know how much they don't know.

BTW, I'm not saying he won't be shown to be incomplete at some point,
but probably not by such folks.
 
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Hm, I've already discovered mathematical and physical fallacies in his argument. Some people just can't do algebra i guess.
 
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Note that physicsforums.com did not choose that ad... Google did.

Google pays sites for the right to display ads of their [Google's] choosing, based on keywords that appear on the site. In turn, advertisers pay Google in order to have their sites be advertised on other sites that contain specified keywords.

Click on the "Ads by Google" link for information. There's also a feedback form. If enough people complain about crackpot ads on this site, maybe Google will try to adjust their algorithms accordingly.
 
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jtbell said:
Note that physicsforums.com did not choose that ad... Google did.

We block bad ads when we find them, but new ones keep popping up.
 

1. What is the Relativity Challenge?

The Relativity Challenge is a scientific experiment designed to test the principles of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. It involves measuring the effects of gravity on time and space using advanced technology and precise measurements.

2. Can Einstein's Theory of General Relativity be proven wrong?

The purpose of the Relativity Challenge is not to prove Einstein wrong, but rather to explore and further understand the principles of his theory. Einstein's theory has been extensively tested and has been proven to accurately describe the behavior of gravity in our universe.

3. Who can participate in the Relativity Challenge?

The Relativity Challenge is open to all qualified scientists and researchers who have the necessary expertise and equipment to conduct the experiment. It is not open to the general public.

4. What technology is used in the Relativity Challenge?

The Relativity Challenge utilizes advanced technology such as atomic clocks, lasers, and precise measurement devices to detect and measure the effects of gravity on time and space.

5. What are the potential implications of the Relativity Challenge?

The results of the Relativity Challenge could potentially lead to a better understanding of the fundamental principles of gravity and the behavior of the universe. It could also have practical applications in fields such as space travel and navigation.

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