Last night I got to hear my Dad speak and see him receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chappell Natural Philosophy Society!
It worked out great — they were supposed to start dinner at 6:00, which was when I got off work, about an hour away. It turned out they started dinner at more like 7:30 — so I was right on time. I got to have some food and hear my Dad speak.
This is a group for “dissident scientists.” They encourage critical thinking and no hero worship. My Dad by no means agrees with all of them, but they listen to him, and some do good work.
In his talk, he presented why his own theory is a much better fit with GPS data than Einstein’s Special and General Relativity Theory.
He is currently calling his theory TESLA — The Elastic Solid Lorentzian Aether. It’s catchier, and I can finally remember it!
His theory explains the data better (and my Dad knows GPS data) and resolves paradoxes. In this theory, alas for fiction writers, time travel is not even theoretically possible.