E=mc2 = De Pretto Not Einstein

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Offline chimera

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E=mc2 = De Pretto Not Einstein
« on: 21/02/2005 19:28:12 »
http://www.italiansrus.com/articles/emc2.htm

that Einstein sure had a hand in picking other peoples articles and brains. Probably picked up that habit while being a patent clerk.... [}:)]
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Re: E=mc2 = De Pretto Not Einstein
« Reply #1 on: 22/02/2005 05:29:10 »
I'm unimpressed with this guy.  what good is a formula with no theory to go with it.  plus this could be fabricated.  there's nothing people like to do more than take credit away from legendary people.

Are YOUR mice nude? [;)]
<font color="maroon"></font id="maroon">How much CAML do you have in your toes? [;)]

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Re: E=mc2 = De Pretto Not Einstein
« Reply #2 on: 22/02/2005 11:46:11 »
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Originally posted by MayoFlyFarmer

I'm unimpressed with this guy.  what good is a formula with no theory to go with it.  plus this could be fabricated.  there's nothing people like to do more than take credit away from legendary people.

Are YOUR mice nude? [;)]



No, it's quite historical (pre-Internet, paper and ink). I don't think he came out of the blue with it, or that it meant something completely different to him either (like how to boil a perfect two-minute egg). Einstein has done a lot, but I think his originality is highly overrated.
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Re: E=mc2 = De Pretto Not Einstein
« Reply #3 on: 12/03/2005 22:54:04 »
So general relativity, brownian motion, and the photoelectric effect are unoriginal?  

Wow.  



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Re: E=mc2 = De Pretto Not Einstein
« Reply #4 on: 12/05/2005 20:01:33 »
I agree with MayoFlyFarmer its not terribly convincing. And people do always try to discredit legions! What is with that?


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Re: E=mc2 = De Pretto Not Einstein
« Reply #5 on: 15/05/2005 09:45:34 »
Oh, Einstein was okidoki, but it's the hagiology I object to. He was not the first to think of most of his contributions, and like with many other theorists his work has been greatly refined - to make it work.

Another coincidence between religion and science? Like with catholics and protestants, there seems to be a slight difference in interpretation whether to have holy men or not, if I recall collect. [:)]

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