Question: Frank in a concise and terse manner, can you state why you think that almost a century and a half of great minds could not understand and unfathom the Michelson-Morley? After having worked on it for over 30 years you must have some definite ideas!
Frank Pio Russo - August 29 2018.
One of the biggest problem has been treating science like a religion, where all you're interested in is some sort of a placebo, and are keen to turn the scientific protagonists into quasi-religious characters. In other words people were in awe of Einstein, and instead of saying "this chap concocts his rubbish whilst he is on LSD or some other sort of substance abuse", they would actually try and facilitate his views and try to enhance them as much as possible!
I'll illustrate how it all works. In the late 1970s this retarded friend "Candy" came to see me in the Metals Lab at the IMVS and implored me to do this IQ test for him so that he could get into the top matriculation class at this college. Now at first I said no, but then I thought about it and told him that if those administrators were so stupid as to let you take the IQ test home, well they're really begging to be scammed! I did the test and left one question for him to complete and he advised me that the result was only one question wrong! He of course went to the top class as "top dog" and he told me that whenever he said anything in class, initially people were always trying to look for deeper meaning into what he was saying! Well it was much the same with Einstein who was diagnosed as retarded as a child and showed a bit of talent in only maths and physics, and was failing most other subjects! He plagiarized other people's ideas in 1905 and what made him successful was his outrageous insanity in popularizing what the great minds of the day were discarding! In actual fact he was so successful that people no longer believed in such a thing as "common sense"!
Naturally though, the Michelson-Morley was indeed very difficult and complicated and I can in summary mention 2 key facets that rendered it very unfathomable for all the minds of the past. One key area is the fact that the beam of light actually goes on to advance into the void created by the motion of the apparatus thus creating a disparity between the apparatus motion and the beam of light motion and this definitely "stuffed-up" Einstein!
Secondly, there's a massive complication which is caused by the fact that along the perpendicular hypotenuse the beam is 11 metres and that is all a primary light travelled component... however orbitally this can be broken-up into three phases, i.e. 10.83079918 m as primary light component, 0.169200820 m as an intersection which is both primary light component and also apparatus motion, and thirdly a section which is all apparatus motion... as you can see it gets rather complicated!
Anyway in conclusion, I guess I took the MME task on as a bit of a realistic IQ test, to see if I was capable of solving it... well I've toyed with it for about 30 years - night and day as a true 24/7 individual and voila' mission accomplished.
Frank Pio Russo.
Update August 30 2018.I guess I should explain the "void" bit so that you can understand. Most people would agree that in the forward with the wind or velocity 10.66420099 m equates to 11 m "perpendicularly" along the hypotenuse; and specifically perpendicularly along the vertical with 10.83079918 m... now this means that as the orientation of the MM arms is rotated, the 10.83079918 m arm replaces the 10.66420099 m arm - but in practice you make the arms equal to begin with so that means that 0.16659819 m are travelled forward without any corresponding apparatus motion! The upshot of all of this is that the apparatus motion time becomes expressed by the ratio 2.091124102/49,272606.19 which is the same as the overall subinterval time of 12.92192328/304,475,873.2 ! Of course the simplistic Einstein included the extra contracted bit because he wasn't smart enough and got a longer time! One must realize that just because there's a contraction along the orbit, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to use a contracted arm there!