I won’t bore you with more of the train and the man or the raven, so basically – light does not follow the above law so therefore the law is not correct.
Oh - and by the way -- you may be asking yourself why I am using such old texts. Well, as a nonfiction writer, I am trying to use primary sources, or get as close as I can. So there!!! No googling, youtubing for me!
Physicists were trying to prove and measure the ether, what they assumed occupied all of space. They assumed that the earth traveled through the ether and therefore there should be an ether wind. No one could find it. They all thought the experiments were flawed.
Enter Einstein. Albert, being the cocky guy that he was, chose to assume that the experiments were right and the problem was trying to find the law that supported what was observed. He thought out of the box. He re-examined the foundation of physics and proposed a few changes, which seemed to make everything work. Then Lil reviews one of the experiments that wasn’t working and what burns my butt is when she says, “any boy who has studied elementary algebra” can figure this out. Never mind the chauvinist comment, I can’t figure this out! This time it’s a kid trying to swim across a river. Get a boat and don’t bug me! And this is just one of the problems that didn’t work.
Oh, and did I mention the helpful illustrations by Hugh Gray Lieber?
OH! NOW I GET IT!!!
Physicists are on crack! At least Lil and Hugh are.