Do you agree that “The Theory of Relativity" is a poor name? According to Mauldin in "how the trick may be done": "It has long been remarked that “The Theory of Relativity” is a poor name for the Theory of Relativity. The usual justification for the name looks backward to pre-Relativistic space-time structure: the absolute temporal and spatial structures of (Neo-)Newtonian space-time (viz. simultaneity, lapse of time between events, and spatial dimension of objects) all become “relative to the observer” in Einstein’s theory. But this masks the radical nature of the shift to Special and General Relativity. In those theories, simultaneity, lapse of time between events, and spatial dimensions of objects rather become physically non-existant." So what is a better name for it? We shouldn't use confusing words to a already confusing subject when conveying this to an average man on the street or the public.