Einstein's theory of relativity is viewed to be the highest achievement of human mind and imagination all times, but relativity theory is paradoxically based on a dictate to eliminate relativity by asking everybody to adopt a common view.
In fact, Einstein's whole life and work are filled with paradoxes (with more as Einsteinian Contradictions and Questioning Relativity 1-20):
- Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize not because, but despite of his relativity theory.
- Einstein gave his Nobel Prize speech on relativity theory, while he was awarded the prize for the photoelectric effect.
- The Nobel Prize motivation pointed to the discovery of law of photoelectricity, which excluded Einstein's derivation of the law.
- Relativity theory itself is loaded with paradoxes such as the twin and ladder paradoxes.
- Relativity theory is incompatible with quantum mechanics.
- Einstein developed general relativity about gravitation from special relativity about light and focussed on the relation between gravitation and light and not matter.
- Einstein did not claim to understand relativity theory himself and very few have claimed to do.
- Einstein's universe of "curved space" appears to be flat.
- The effects of general relativity are too small to be observed, yet they are supposed to change our conception of both space and time.
- Einstein had trouble with elementary mathematics, but developed a theory based on more advanced mathematics which he did not master himself.
- Einstein was regarded by fellow physicists to be senile in early middle age.
- What Einstein said himself:
- Here in Princeton I am considered an old fool.
- It strikes me as unfair, and even bad taste, to select a a few individuals for boundless admiration, attributing superhuman powers of mind and character to them.
- Why is it that nobody understands me, and everybody likes me?
- The idea of general relativity is a purely formal point of view and not a definite hypothesis about nature.
- I neglected mathematics...because ny intuition was not strong enough to differentiate the fundamentally important from the dispensable erudition.