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#Relativity requires that anything traveling at the speed of light must have mass zero, so it must have momentum zero. But the laws of electrodynamics require that light have nonzero momentum.  #Relativity requires that anything traveling at the speed of light must have mass zero, so it must have momentum zero. But the laws of electrodynamics require that light have nonzero momentum.  
#Unlike most welltested fundamental physical theories, the theory of relativity violates conditions of a conservative field. Path independence, for example, is lacking under the theory of relativity.<ref>In defense of the theory, it is noted that it mandates conservation of the matterstressenergy tensor (the only way to get ''real'' conservation, since matter and energy are interchangeable.) This follows from the "contracted Bianchi identity". [http://www.mth.uct.ac.za/omei/gr/chap6/node14.html] Also, the curl of the "gravitational field vector" is exactly zero in the absence of moving sources, due to symmetries of [[Riemann]]'s tensor. It follows, from [[Stokes' Theorem]], that the gravitational field is conservative and has a potential function. Energy is conserved.</ref>  #Unlike most welltested fundamental physical theories, the theory of relativity violates conditions of a conservative field. Path independence, for example, is lacking under the theory of relativity.<ref>In defense of the theory, it is noted that it mandates conservation of the matterstressenergy tensor (the only way to get ''real'' conservation, since matter and energy are interchangeable.) This follows from the "contracted Bianchi identity". [http://www.mth.uct.ac.za/omei/gr/chap6/node14.html] Also, the curl of the "gravitational field vector" is exactly zero in the absence of moving sources, due to symmetries of [[Riemann]]'s tensor. It follows, from [[Stokes' Theorem]], that the gravitational field is conservative and has a potential function. Energy is conserved.</ref>  
+  #The Ehrenfest Paradox: Consider a spinning hoop, where the tangential velocity is near the speed of light. In this case, the circumference (<math>2 \pi R</math>) is lengthcontracted. However, since <math>R</math> is always perpendicular to the motion, it is not contracted. This leads to a paradox: does the radius of the accelerating hoop equal <math>R</math>, or is it less than <math>R</math>?  
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The theory of relativity is a mathematical system that allows no exceptions. It is heavily promoted by liberals who like its encouragement of relativism and its tendency to mislead people in how they view the world.^{[1]} Here is a list of 20 counterexamples: any one of them shows that the theory is incorrect.
 The Pioneer anomaly.
 Anomalies in the locations of spacecraft that have flown by Earth ("flybys").^{[2]}
 Increasingly precise measurements of the advance of the perihelion of Mercury show a shift greater than predicted by relativity, well beyond the margin of error.^{[3]}
 The discontinuity in momentum as velocity approaches "c" for infinitesimal mass, compared to the momentum of light. Note that this "discontinuity" exists for both the momentum formula in relativity and the momentum formula in classical physics.
 The logical problem of a force which is applied at a right angle to the velocity of a relativistic mass  does this act on the rest mass or the relativistic mass?
 The observed lack of curvature in overall space.^{[4]}
 The universe shortly after its creation, when quantum effects dominate.
 The actionatadistance of quantum entanglement.^{[5]}
 The actionatadistance by Jesus, described in John 4:4654.
 The failure to discover gravitons, despite wasting hundreds of millions in taxpayer money in searching.
 The inability of the theory to produce anything of value, contrary to every other theory of physics.
 The change in mass over time of standard kilograms preserved under ideal conditions.
 The uniformity in temperature throughout the universe.^{[6]}
 "The snag is that in quantum mechanics, time retains its Newtonian aloofness, providing the stage against which matter dances but never being affected by its presence. These two [QM and Relativity] conceptions of time don’t gel."^{[7]}
 The theory predicts wormholes just as it predicts black holes, but wormholes violated causality and permit absurd time travel.^{[8]}
 The theory predicts natural formation of highly ordered (and thus low entropy) black holes despite the increase in entropy required by the Second Law of Thermodynamics.^{[9]}
 Data from the PSR B1913+16 increasingly diverge from predictions of the General Theory of Relativity such that, despite a Nobel Prize in Physics being awarded for early work on this pulsar, no data at all have been released about it for over five years.
 The lack of a single useful device developed based on any insights provided by the theory; no lives have been saved or helped, and the theory has not led to other useful theories and may have interfered with scientific progress. This stands in stark contrast with every verified theory of science.
 Relativity requires different values for the inertia of a moving object: in its direction of motion, and perpendicular to that direction. This contradicts the logical principle that the laws of physics are the same in all directions.
 Relativity requires that anything traveling at the speed of light must have mass zero, so it must have momentum zero. But the laws of electrodynamics require that light have nonzero momentum.
 Unlike most welltested fundamental physical theories, the theory of relativity violates conditions of a conservative field. Path independence, for example, is lacking under the theory of relativity.^{[10]}
 The Ehrenfest Paradox: Consider a spinning hoop, where the tangential velocity is near the speed of light. In this case, the circumference () is lengthcontracted. However, since is always perpendicular to the motion, it is not contracted. This leads to a paradox: does the radius of the accelerating hoop equal , or is it less than ?
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References
 ↑ See, e.g., historian Paul Johnson's book about the 20th century, and the article written by liberal law professor Laurence Tribe as allegedly assisted by Barack Obama. Virtually no one who is taught and believes relativity continues to read the Bible, a book that outsells New York Times bestsellers by a hundredfold.
 ↑ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23410705/
 ↑ In a complicated or contrived series of calculations that most physics majors cannot duplicate even after learning them, the theory of general relativity was conformed to match Mercury's thenobserved precession of 5600.0 arcseconds per century. Subsequently, however, more sophisticated technology has measured a different value of this precession (5599.7 arcseconds per century, with a margin of error of only 0.01), and leading promoters of relativity (such as Professor Clifford Will) have omitted this in listing tests confirming relativity.
 ↑ If space were curved, one would never expect the universe as a whole to be almost precisely flat. Yet it is.
 ↑ Quantum entanglement has not yet communicated information faster than the speed of light, but has already exhibited action faster than the speed of light.
 ↑ http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6092speedoflightmayhavechangedrecently.html ("A varying speed of light contradicts Einstein's theory of relativity, and would undermine much of traditional physics. But some physicists believe it would elegantly explain puzzling cosmological phenomena such as the nearly uniform temperature of the universe.")
 ↑ http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=splittingtimefromspace
 ↑ http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v61/i13/p1446_1 . The popular science press promotes black holes to a far greater extent than wormholes.
 ↑ Contrived explanations have been suggested for this dilemma, such as Stephen Hawking proposing that the entropy of matter in a black hole is somehow stored in the surface area of its event horizon to be released back into its surroundings as the black hole decays by ... "Hawking radiation."
 ↑ In defense of the theory, it is noted that it mandates conservation of the matterstressenergy tensor (the only way to get real conservation, since matter and energy are interchangeable.) This follows from the "contracted Bianchi identity". [1] Also, the curl of the "gravitational field vector" is exactly zero in the absence of moving sources, due to symmetries of Riemann's tensor. It follows, from Stokes' Theorem, that the gravitational field is conservative and has a potential function. Energy is conserved.