New Book Challenges Space-Time Theory

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"The Einstein theory of space-time without mathematics", is a new monograph by the Ghanaian philosopher, Samuel K. K. Blankson, who gave us "The Metaphysical Foundations for Physics". In less than a hundred pages, and without mathematics, he launches a blistering attach on Herman Minkowski, the foremost mathematical interpreter of Einstein's theory of Space-Time.

"The Einstein theory of space-time without mathematics", is a new monograph by the Ghanaian philosopher, Samuel K. K. Blankson, who gave us "The Metaphysical Foundations for Physics". In less than a hundred pages, and without mathematics, he launches a blistering attach on Herman Minkowski, the foremost mathematical interpreter of Einstein's theory of Space-Time.

Minkowski, a Russo/German mathematician who taught Einstein mathematics, used his ict equation to argue that time and space constitute a unitary entity as 'space-time' in nature. Blankson counters this with the argument that 'i' in the Minkowski formula (known as the square root of minus one in mathematics), cannot give time since general or cosmic time was abolished by Einstein. So where the Minkowski time is coming from is not known. He explains that space-time is a philosophical concept and that mathematicians are ill-equipped to interpret it properly, and gives his own interpretation of space-time as 'relation between points'.

The author makes interesting suggestions about the problems of:-

     (a) Time Dilation;

     (b) Perpetual time;

     (c) The passage of time without the mythical 'arrow of time';

     (d) Time in psychology;

     (e) The nature of time in the absence of cosmic time which was abolished by Einstein; and

     (f) Whether the quantum is a unit of energy by our unique time, or is the unit of energy by universal time which is abolished under the special theory of relativity.

The book is written in plain language, and aimed at the intelligent general reader. But there is no doubt that if Blankson is right then mathematicians have got a major problem on their hands.

"The Einstein theory of space-time without mathematics" (ISBN: 978-1-84728-914-8) is presented in both softcopy and hardcopy formats, and is available from all good bookstores including Lulu.

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