reply to post by gillmatt
There are so many things wrong in this post. First of, the elipse (...) is not an all-purpose punctuation mark. Try ., ?, or, in extreme cases, !.
First off, the Wardenclyffe Tower (which was in New York, not in Colorado as stated by the OP) was demolished by the US in 1917 to prevent its use by
the Germans, against Tesla's wishes. However, given that the tower would be a fairly recognizable landmark for German U-Boats to use, this was not at
all a far-fetched explanation, and certainly not evidence of a conspiracy.
Secondly, Tesla disapproved of Einstein's general theory of relativity based on how he (and most early twentieth century scientists) viewed space.
Einstein proposed that the attractive forces between celestial bodies was due to curvature in space-time. However, Tesla, along with other scientists,
simply could not believe that space itself could be distorted. In Tesla's words, space is empty, therefore "something cannot act upon nothing".
Tesla DID believe in gravity, just Newton's version of it, not Einsteins.
Tesla DID NOT believe that a planet needs a molten core and motion to maintain an atmosphere. This is simply not true. For example, Jupiter has a huge
atmosphere, but does not have any core, much less a molten one.
The only thing needed to have an atmosphere is gravity. The Earth's molten core does not "generate" an atmosphere, the atmosphere is a collection
of gases surrounding the planet that naturally formed when the Earth did.
The moon does in fact have a very small atmosphere, but it is much less dense than our own due to the lower gravity of the moon. The Apollo astronauts
(who did visit the moon: all evidence points to it) remained on the moon not due to the presence of an atmosphere but because of the attractive forces
between particles, i.e. gravity.
Also, your theory on planetary rotation is ridiculous and unfounded. It would not be possible to move 6 octillion kg object by the movement of gases
alone. If your theory is true, then why does Mercury, which has little to no atmosphere, rotate, and why does Jupiter, which has a massive atmosphere,
not rotate at abnormally high speeds?
On a side note, Einstein's theory of general relativity is not a "wrong way" to define gravity. It was proved to be real after it was observed that
light from distant stars curved around the sun, which is not possible in Newtonian models of space. Yes, gravity exists, and it exists due to the
curvature of space time due to massive bodies. This is a fact that has been theoretically and empirically confirmed by every test run against it.
Yes, that's right.
Nikola Tesla was wrong.
While Tesla was certainly a genius during his time, he was wrong about some things.