By Robert J. Swartz

The Special and General Theories of Relativity are logically inconsistent and self-contradictory.  This can be proven through two paradoxes which I will demonstrate below.

There are a set of 3 clocks at rest in inertial reference frame R1.  These clocks are synchronized, therefore, they tick at the same rate.  A velocity of v1 is given to clocks 2 and 3; these 2 clocks are now at rest in inertial reference frame R2.  According to Special Relativity, clocks 2 and 3 now tick slower than the first clock.  A second velocity v2 is given to clock 3.  According to Special Relativity, clock 3 now ticks slower than the second clock.  This velocity happens to return clock 3 to rest in R1.  According to Relativity, clock 3 now ticks slower than clock 2.  But, because clock 3 is at rest with clock 1, clock 3 must now tick at the same rate as clock 1.  However, because clock 3 ticks slower than clock 2, and clock 2 ticks slower than clock 1, therefore clock 3 must tick slower than clock 1.  This, of course, is a contradiction, because 2 clocks cannot simultaneously tick at different rates and at the same rate.

Special Relativity has implied a contradiction.  A contradiction cannot be true; in fact, contradictions are always false.  Therefore, Special Relativity has implied something which is false.  Something which is true cannot imply something which is false.  Therefore Special Relativity cannot be true; so Special Relativity is false.

Are we to believe that time dilation is impossible?  Actually, no; it’s possible, but not because of Special Relativity.  The problem with Special Relativity is that it claims that time dilation is relative to arbitrary observers.  This cannot be the case.  However, if there were an absolute reference frame, time dilation can be measured relative to that reference frame, and logical inconsistencies would not take place.  If this absolute reference frame existed, and if R1 were in fact this reference frame, then at the end of the experiment, there would be no contradiction:  clocks 1 and 3 would tick at the same rate, and clock 2 would tick slower than those two.  That’s because R2 is moving with respect to the absolute reference frame.

What is the absolute reference frame?  The obvious answer is the luminiferous ether.  Since the ether is stationary in space, the ether is the perfect candidate for the absolute reference frame that causes time dilation.  Since time dilation has been physically observed in subatomic particles, we can conclude that the faster particles move through the ether, the slower they go through time.