I’ve come to the conclusion that Albert Einstein was a bit of a fraud all round. I am no mathematician, but ultimately (so I’ve read), E=mc2 is not so much a relationship between two distinct quantities as it is a statement of equivalence. The factor, c2, is simply a conversion factor, nothing more. In formulations most useful to theorists, c=1, so the equation becomes simply E=m. Energy and mass are the same, and the famous equation, ‘elegant’ though it may seem, is at best a mere tautology, or even worse, according to the authentic genius Nikola Tesla (see below), it is just plain wrong.
Having read somewhere that Einstein on his death-bed nominated ”Isis Unveiled’‘ by Madame Helena Blavatsky as his favourite book, and being myself hitherto unfamiliar with the writings of Madame B., the founder of the ‘Theosophical Movement’, I somewhat rashly decided to buy a copy of the book to check it out. It really is the most pretentious, nonsensical rubbish – (a sample here from the end of Chapter 5, which is as far as I got).
Nikola Tesla on Albert Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity
Tesla described Relativity as “a beggar wrapped in purple whom ignorant people take for a king.”
In support of his statement he cited a number of experiments he had conducted, he said, as far back as 1896 on the cosmic ray. He has measured cosmic ray velocities from Antarus, he said, which he found to be fifty times greater than the speed of light, thus demolishing, he contended, one of the basic pillars of the structure of relativity, according to which there can be no speed greater than that of light.
“The theory is a mass of errors and deceptive ideas violently opposed to the teachings of great men of science of the past and even to common sense.”
“The theory wraps all these errors and fallacies and clothes them in magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors. The theory is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king. Its exponents are very brilliant men, but they are metaphysicists rather than scientists. Not a single one of the relativity propositions has been proved.”
~ “Tesla, 79, Promises to Transmit Force.” New York Times, July 11, 1935.
It turns out that Einstein’s real ”genius” was for self-aggrandizement and publicity.