The Enlightening, Now on Facebook

We are glad to announce that The Facebook page for The Enlightening is now open. Please stop by for a visit, to make a comment, or perhaps to spur some discussion regarding the book.  Thanks! Follow the link above or search for “The Enlightening” on Facebook and then click the Like button.  

Faster-than-light Travel, Multiple Dimensions, and Dark Matter

Everyone knows that Einstein said nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, right?  Well, I spent many years studying relativity and cosmology, and eventually I came to realize that Albert Einstein and H.A. Lorentz shared one simple misconception involving Lorentz’ relativistic velocity equations, which stand as the foundation for all of relativity theory.  […]

Einstein vs Tesla & The Double-Slit Solution

Nikola Tesla detested relativity theory, and he derided Albert Einstein as a “white-haired crank.”  Tesla supported the concept of the universal “ether,” and he raged about Einstein’s relativistic concept of “curved space.”  Tesla also scoffed at the maximum possible velocity of “c” (light speed), which is a central tenet of Special Relativity.  When viewed through […]

A Dose of Nature

In “The Enlightening,” Merle Akeetheran gives the following advice to Ken. “…take a moment here and there to smell the roses, as they say. Come out here, to the park, and enjoy the natural goodness of your planet. If you can’t make it out to the park, or somewhere like this, you should be able […]

The Greatest and Grandest Illusion (Part I)- A Relativistic Deception

In my book The Enlightening, I make the following observation:  Both Albert Einstein and H.A. Lorentz conceived of Lorentz’ Relativistic Velocity Transformation equations as describing the entire extent of the universe.  This is clearly supported by Einstein’s relativity theories, including the proposed universal “speed limit” of c.  Lorentz did not disagree with Einstein’s interpretation.  My […]

The Three Fates– The Moirai

Stories of mythological and/or magical beings are probably as old as language itself. Regardless of their monstrous or fantastical capabilities, people have debated the reality and provenance of many of these beings for a very long time. One person’s myth is another person’s reality—that was true in ancient times, and it is still true today. […]

Thank You

I’d like to thank all the “early adopters” who’ve liked The Enlightening’s Facebook page and/or liked or commented on a post. You and your input are very much appreciated! I will try my best to justify your interest and support. The goal of the page and my posts will be to stimulate some thought regarding […]

Space-time

A Caltech researcher has recently pointed out that Schrodinger’s Equation, which describes the wavelike nature of particles, and is therefore the foundational equation of quantum mechanics, is also very useful in describing the long-term evolution of large-scale astronomical structure of space-time.   Today, let’s conduct a little science thought experiment.  A typical scientific process might entail […]