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Einstein's Biggest Mistake

Ingrained bias caused Einstein to make what he called the biggest blunder of his career.

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Visitor Comments: 17

(7) liz, September 11, 2016 6:04 AM

Love this , thank you for sharing! Made me look at things in a different light.

(6) Leah, October 21, 2014 5:16 PM


Forget arguing facts, as some reviewers need to do, the message of video is what's relevant: BE OPEN. BE HAPPY. GROW.
Thank you for the reminder.

(5) LarryB, October 20, 2014 6:15 AM

Einstein was right

Relativity told physicists that the universe was restless. It couldn't just sit there. It either had to be expanding or contracting.
By measuring the speed and distance of many different supernovas, from many different eras, you can see whether anything has changed over the billions of years of cosmic history. And when the astronomers looked, things had changed, but in a way nobody expected. The expansion of the universe wasn't slowing down. It was speeding up. Einstein's "greatest blunder" was actually one of his greatest predictions. There really is a mysterious antigravity force. Einstein's only mistake was in rejecting it.

Harry Pearle, October 21, 2014 2:26 AM

See Daniel Cohen: 'For Argument's Sake'

In my comment #1 I suggested watching a TED talk by Daniel H Cohen called: For Argument's Sake. (It can also be seen on YouTube)......In this talk Prof.Cohen says that he has learned to be happy when he loses arguments, because he is thus able to learn from his mistakes. Here is the link:

(4) Joey, October 20, 2014 2:11 AM

It's worth noting that one reason to favor a static universe is that it implies an eternal universe—one without a beginning, i.e., one which can be explained without God. That was considered the most likely atheist theory before the Big Bang, and since Einstein was not religious in a traditional sense, its failure may be why he found the expanding universe "irritating."

God bless!

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