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[–] Momerath 2 points 37 points (+39|-2) ago 

Tesla disagreed with Einstein s relativity because it eliminated the aether. This has never been satisfactorily resolved.

[–] discoball [S] 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

From what I understand, Tesla disagreed with a lot of Einstein's thought experiments and the science of the time that boiled down to 'make it work on paper, not in practice.' He preferred old-fashioned experiments.

[–] DeliciousOnions 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

EVERYBODY disagreed with Einstein when it came to the weirder results of his theory. Black holes and time dilation were such wild concepts that a lot of folks didn't want to believe him.

At the time, equations were all they could work with because we didn't have instruments sensitive enough to measure his predictions. But one by one, as we get chances to confirm them, Einstein's theories just keep getting proven right.

Back then the complaint was that fucking with equations is no substitute for real experiments and that IS a valid criticism, it's just Einstein turned out to be right anyway.

[–] weezkitty 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Probably a lot of things about Tesla. He is usually largely skipped over when discussing the history of electricity

[–] TheAntiZealot 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Didn't he invent a/c electricity?

[–] 22trilionAsecond 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

her der dark mater

so much time and money is being wasted on trying to get the observational universe to fit Einstein 100year old ideas

[–] SocksOnCats 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There is an aether. But these days scientists (mostly just self-aggrandizing “mathematicians”) call it the ‘electromagnetic field’. Still the same damned thing.