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In his book "Relativity. The Special and the General Theory", Einstein teaches about the

The principle of relativity has three facets or aspects:

- The Principle of Relativity in its Restricted Sense
- The Special Theory of Relativity
- The General Theory of Relativity

The bystander on the embankment

The traveler looking out the window

Einstein concludes that

That is the principle of relativity in its restricted sense (#1 above); yet Einstein redefines it in much more scientific terms.

Then Einstein writes that the principle of relativity is much more

The #2 and #3 items above, the Special and the General Theories are much more elaborated; they involve reference systems, simultaneity, speed of light, uniform motion, time, gravity and much more.

The fact of the matter is that the

Once through the special theory (item #2 above), and on his way for the general theory (item #3 above) he reminds us that, to start with, every motion must be considered only as a

Regardless of the theory's success, something is awry.

Let's be realistic!

Did you ever think, while riding a train that landscape and Earth as a whole, are both moving within the window frame?

The train is moving; the whole of earth underneath it is not moving as it appears; that puts in question Einstein's worded explanation, since the mathematics is rock solid.

Such worded description, which makes the motion of the train as elusive as the motion observed through the window, is preventing us from making sense of the real world.

That is not a comprehensible model of reality.

And there is more to confuse one's mind:

*Special relativity*shows mathematically how relative speed or motion alters time and space.

While difficult to imagine that is physically true; an atomic clock in a plane does not run at the same rate as an identical atomic clock on the ground.

In other words motion or relative speed with respect to an observer is altering the course of time.

Bluntly stated motion is controlling both time and space.

- In
*General relativity*the opposite happens. Space-time curvature alters the motion of celestial bodies; it also triggers freefall on earth.

Bluntly stated space-time is now controling motion. - There are 2 problems:
- There is a fundamental contradiction between the 2 theories; in the
*Special Relativity*motion controls space and time, in the*General Relativity*space-time instead controls motion. Who is in control? Is motion controlled by space-time or does motion control space and time? - Then how can it be that time and space make 2 different entities in the Special Theory and that they are both metamorphosed into a single (and different) entity in the next?

- There is a fundamental contradiction between the 2 theories; in the
- There is no answer to these questions; unless one states that space-time controls motion,and motion in turn controls both space and time; but then time, space and space-time must be considered as 3 independent entities, which is difficult to imagine.

The trick is to differentiate

As such the

Even though

And the same can be said about science's mathematics; the beauty of mathematics is that it permits to unveil new mathematical laws, just as Einsteinn did; yet any newly discovered law has to be justified through physical experiments or through

Now, as shown above, it is clear that the conventional worded explanations, such as the ones used by Einstein in person, lead nowhere.

We need a worded explanation of these mathematical laws that makes sense.

In Oct 2013 I discovered fortuitously, rather than through a systematic search, the

I think that the

And "absolute" in science means that the phenomenon occurs physically without the need of a reference system as well as without the need of an observer, both hallmarks of Einstein's mathematics.

The whole imbroglio cannot be untangled here in a few lines of text, and I devoted an entire web page to the subject.

and make sure to read the whole page to the bottom of it (5 to 10 minutes reading):