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Re: starship-design: FTL and Special Relativity
Ben Franchuk writes:
> I feel that Autodynamics is a much sounder theory than SR, but so far
> any hard tests to prove AD vs SR have not been done, and that is crux of
> the matter.AD does explain several things to a far greater detail than SR
> like perihelion advance of the planets venus,earth,mars... where SR can't.
Comparing autodynamics and special relativity is pointless. Special
relativity was long ago rendered obsolete by general relativity. Since
general relativity does explain a lot of things special relativity
didn't, the question is whether autodynamics makes substantially
different predictions than general relativity, and whether those can be
If autodynamics proponents are really serious, then they will devise and
perform the experiments that would verify their theory is more accurate
than general relativity, or discover that the experiments don't support
their theory's predictions.