Sweeping Implications For Spacetime Physics And Cosmology
If Special Relativity is flawed, then the foundation for all of spacetime physics and cosmology is built on an erroneous foundation and must soon collapse under its own weight. If one claims that Special Relativity directly describes what’s happening physically (e.g., time dilation describes different proper time accumulation rates), then contradictions such as the Twin Paradox occur. If one of the basic assumptions of Special Relativity is wrong, then the theory is fundamentally flawed and all that is built on top of it is unstable.
Relativists have seen that the empirical data is at odds with General Relativity – the next layer on top of Special Relativity in the current structure of spacetime physics. That’s why fudge factors had to be invented to bridge the gap between theory and data. Two of the fudge factors were Dark Energy and Dark Matter. The gap between current spacetime theory and the data was so large that these two dark fudge factors are claimed to be 95.1% of the content of the universe. Spacetime physics has indeed entered a Dark Age. And that’s not all. To reconcile the currently accepted model of the Big Bang with the data, one had to invent Inflation which requires that the universe expanded by a factor of at least 1078 in less than 10-32 seconds.
Starting with a flawed foundation has required spacetime physics to add layer after layer of correction factors. It’s time for a new foundation.