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Albert Einstein: The Incorrigible Plagiarist Paperback – July, 2002

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". . .Bjerknes documents each of his contentions with direct references to the primary sources, who are world-famous scientists. . ." -- Nikolay Noskov, NAUKA I TEKHNIKA, 17 September 2002

". . .I recommend the book to Einstein scholars and to sociologists of science as a genuinely valuable bibliographical resource. . ." -- Thomas E. Phipps, Jr., INFINITE ENERGY MAGAZINE, N. 47, 6 October, 2002

"reading this text should be a must for all people professionally interested in the 'history' of Physics or of Science" -- Professor Umberto Bartocci, EPISTEME, N. 6/II, December 2002

...a provocative and iconoclastic... fascinating, albeit controversial treatise, packed cover to cover with meticulous references... -- Midwest Book Review, September 2, 2002

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It is easily proven that Albert Einstein did not originate the special theory of relativity in its entirety, or even in its majority. The historic record is readily available. Ludwig Gustav Lange, Woldemar Voigt, George Francis FitzGerald, Joseph Larmor, Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Jules Henri Poincaré, Paul Drude, Paul Langevin, and many others, slowly developed the theory, step by step, and based it on thousands of years of recorded thought and research. Einstein may have made a few contributions to the theory, such as the relativistic equations for aberration and the Doppler-Fizeau Effect, though he may also have rendered an incorrect equation for the transverse mass of an electron, which, when corrected, becomes Lorentz' equation.

Albert Einstein's first work on the theory of relativity did not appear until 1905. There is substantial evidence that Albert Einstein did not write this 1905 paper on the "principle of relativity" alone. His wife, Mileva Einstein-Marity, may have been co-author, or the sole author, of the work.

If Albert Einstein did not originate the major concepts of the special theory of relativity, how could such a historically significant fact have escaped the attention of the world for nearly a century? The simple answer is that it did not. . . .


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Quality Books; First edition. edition (July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971962987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971962989
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,746,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The first chapter gives many quotes from people who accused Einstein of [not being original]. It also directly quotes Einstein and the papers he copied. The second chapter gives the history of space-time or as it was first called in 1885 time-space. It is interesting that Einstein not only did not create this idea but he argued against it until the general theory of relativity. This chapter is really fascinating and shows why Popper called Einstein Parmenides. The third chapter gives quotes from physicists who wrote that the theory of relativity is really a new theory of absolutism and is more absolutist than Newtonian physics. The fourth chapter discusses hero worship and gives a good quote from Joffe. This chapter is too short and too choppy. It should have been a major part of the book. The fifth chapter starts off a little polemic. It also is too short. The interesting and novel fact here is the quote from S. Tolver Preston. The sixth chapter is for all of us who have read Einstein's seminal paper on the theory of relativity and knew there was something wrong there. I read a paper by Bjerknes at the official web site for the book and it goes into more detail. This is a very important criticism and it shows how Einstein was able to fool people. The seventh chapter could easily have been an extension of the sixth. The eight chapter, like the first, is a real blockbuster. It was probably Einstein's wife who [was doing the unoriginal work]! This chapter has many good and interesting quotes and talks about the pattern of [unoriginal work]. The last chapter discusses why Einstein told some silly stories about his inspiration and proves that these stories are also unoriginal.Read more ›
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The writer demonstrates conclusively that Albert Einstein was a plagiarist who seldom acknowledged his indebtedness to previous researchers. It cannot have been mere coincidence that his discoveries matched those of previous researchers who were never given credit and whose discoveries preceded his own, as he took credit and "stardom" for the work of others. The evidence compiled here is the result of careful research and not of idle bias and is conclusive: Albert Einstein was a plagiarist, a fact known to many at the time, but since his death, the evidence has mounted and is convincing.
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The author has gone to painstaking lengths to provide references for every claim.

This work will be used by future generations to set the record straight.

But for those who don't know, in physics:

Einstein's 4D spacetime is named "MINKOWSKI SPACETIME" after it's discover Hermann Minkowski.

Einstein's coordinate transformations between observers is called a "LORENTZ TRANSFORMATION" after Hendrik Lorentz.

Einstein's entire set of transformations in spacetime is called the "POINCARE GROUP" after Henry Poincare.

That being said, Einstein DID play an important role in fixing the conceptual errors leading to Special Relativity. He was one of many central figures crucial to the development of that theory. Unfortunately, the media promotes him as the sole inventor.

The case for General Relativity is compelling. It looks like Einstein actually plagiarized Hilbert 100% in terms of mathematical formulation of theory. It looks like Hilbert used the conceptual framework offered by Einstein to develop the full mathematical formulation of the theory.

It is often the case that the original conceivers of the idea are not credited with the discovery of it when the full mathematical model is developed. In the case of Einstein, he gets ALL THE CREDIT even after he probably plagiarized the mathematical formulation of it.
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I was skeptical when I saw the title, but this is definitely a five star read! I was shocked and amazed that there was so much information I did not know. I never heard of S. Tolver Preston before, who apparently was a well known physicist in the 19th century, or many others discussed in this book, or their contributions, or story of Lumen; even though I read most of Einstein's biographies and science history books. I am grateful for this book, in which a more complete history is recorded, because the people who had the ideas deserve the credit for their ideas. This is one of those few books today, a book for inquisitive minds.
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To Christopher Jon Bjerknes,

[apologies for not using URLs as references, apparently this is against Amazon's policy]

Although I have not read your books, from what I read on the [search Google for "xtxinc" + "Bjerknes"] site, I believe you are doing great work !!!

I very much appreciate your efforts, especially the meticulously sourced citations...

Although I'm now a Software Architect, I have studied theoretical physics & cosmology (Auckland & Melbourne). Having extensive theoretical knowledge of both special & general relativity (including the history of their conceptual development) I have no doubt that Einstein's actual contributions to either of these fields were minimal, if any...

From what I gather from the above-mentioned site, this is what you set out to publicize & I commend you for this, as it takes both time & effort to change public misconceptions / false perceptions (especially those ones with powerful agendas behind them). I am not at all surprised by the very predictable reaction of the so-called "establishment" viz. John Stachel's Physics World article - of course anybody criticizing a Jew is declared anti-Semite by the Jews (I will not even go down this road; but I'm sure you know what I mean), especially if this Jew is "the most brilliant genius of mankind's history that solved the riddle of time & space" (Wow!)...
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