posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 03:16 PM
reply to post by FreedomCommander
Okay, first, Gravity and EM are NOT the same thing. They are two separate forces, with four forces being listed in our universe:
Strong Nuclear
Weak Nuclear
Electromagnetic
Gravity
Fundamental Interaction
Electromagnetic fields and forces DO and CAN interact with each other. There is no law stating that they can not, and a good thing too, else many
different types of electrical motors would not work.
Electromagnetism
Electromagnetic fields
As for Einstein "stealing" work from someone......I believe the person you are talking about is
Hendrik Lorentz a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter
Zeeman for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect.
In 1905, Einstein would use many of the concepts, mathematical tools and results discussed to write his paper entitled "On the Electrodynamics of
Moving Bodies",[2] known today as the theory of special relativity. Because Lorentz laid the fundamentals for the work by Einstein, this theory was
originally called the Lorentz-Einstein theory.
You may not be aware of this, but many scientist, mathematicians, and physicists use each other's work, giving credit where credit is due.
Lorentz's theories, prior to Einstein's paper, was called the
Lorentz Ether Theory.
Take a GOOD look at that link above, because you'll see the following:
In 1908[A 11] Poincaré examined the gravitational theory of Lorentz and classified it as compatible with the relativity principle, but (like
Lorentz) he criticized the inaccurate indication of the perihelion advance of Mercury. Contrary to Poincaré, Lorentz in 1914 considered his own
theory as incompatible with the relativity principle and rejected it.[A 12]
Now, as for Einstein being "wrong", take a look at these tests that have been done:
Test Of General Relativity
and
Test Of Special Relativity
You are correct that no one has ever been to a black hole, nor have we actually seen one. But what we have seen is the effect of objects around black
holes, and they do behave as predicted if the object affecting them were a actual
Gravitational Singularity which is what is at the center of a black hole.