Here’s a Newtonian propaganda still repeated by every physicist and every Newtonian apologist:
Newton was wrong, but he was nearly right enough that we can use his methods most of the time.
Let’s look at each of the relevant ideas here (both explicit and implicit):
- Newton was wrong
- Newton was nearly right enough
- Newton’s dynamical methods have been used for centuries to make correct predictions of orbits
- Orbits computed by Newtonian methods must be corrected by adding to it a small Einsteinian term. This correction fixes an error so small that it can only be noticed in 100 years of observations
- Therefore, Einsteinian doctrines are correct Newtonian doctrines are wrong
What is the origin of this propaganda? Why are physicists so dedicated to preserve a theory that they call “wrong”? Why do they require that all new theories must conform to this wrong theory?
The real problem is that physicists do not know that Newton did not use his dynamical doctrines in his computations of orbits. Physicists never realize that Newton was not even wrong.
A historical fact:
Newton did not use his dynamical doctrines of force and mass in his computations of orbits.
What about later astronomers? Did they compute orbits by using Newtonian force and mass? No. In practice, orbits are always computed by mathematical methods. Therefore, orbits are not forceful or massy but geometric.
How did Newton compute orbits? He used Kepler’s Rule. After Newton astronomers developed a system of units and constants named after Newton and used mathematical methods to compute orbits. And because they used units and constants named after Newton in their mathematical orbit computations they kept calling their methods Newtonians.
This is a huge con. The Great Physics Con. To save the sacred authority of their Master Newton, physicists invented and perpetuate a scientific fraud.
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That’s why we say that Newton is the new Aristotle.