Is light effected by the motion of the source?
Or of the speed the observer may be travelling?
Einstein says most certainly NOT.
Light always travels at “c” regardless of the speed of the source and is measured as “c” regardless of the speed of the one doing the measuring.
Can’t be clearer. No Relativist will deny this most fundamental postulate of Einstein’s Relativity.
But, as the light clock on a moving platform experiment shows clearly, the light IS MOST DEFINITELY adding the motion from the carriage to its original trajectory!
Exactly the same way a ball or a bullet would. But balls and bullets do not behave like Light.
However, the original trajectory of the photons from the light source is ONLY VERTICAL and travelling at exactly “c”.Yet Relativists now say that the photons travelling at “c”, are now ABLE TO BE INFLUENCED by a velocity IN ADDITION to “c”.
So the photon must travel at "c", vertically , but then take up the additional speed horizontally according to whatever the carriage is doing at the time.
Also, imagine we bring the carriage to a total instant stop when the photon was already part way along the diagonal path that WOULD have caused it to meet up with the mirror, but now we see a big problem.
Either the photon has to make a change in its trajectory in order to meet the ceiling mirror, or totally miss the mirror on the ceiling!
How will the photon solve this problem?
Every high school student knows that a ball that is moving in one direction, if given a push from a second direction, will travel on a new trajectory and will have a new speed that is a combination of the two forces.
If Relativists say that the photon did not pick up a portion of the speed of the carriage in addition to its own vertical velocity, then how exactly or why exactly would the photon decide to change its direction in order to still strike the mirror on the ceiling?
To do this trick, the photon, every photon, must “know” the exact distance to the mirror on the ceiling, it must "know "that it is supposed to strike that mirror, and it must know not only the exact speed the mirror is moving and at what angle compared to the current path of the photon, PLUS, it must also know if the velocity of the mirror is going to undergo any changes if the photon has any chance of actually hitting the mirror.
Yeah, right....This sounds entirely feasible.... Everyone knows that photons know the future, are aware of their surroundings and that they possess incredibly smart brains with which to make complex calculations. Maybe this will be the next big announcement from the Quantum “Scary action at a distance” quackademics.
In reality, if you think about it, the “photon” will NOT behave like a ball or bullet, it will leave the vertically aimed source, vertically as one might expect, and if the carriage is moving fast enough, the photon will miss the mirror on the ceiling totally, and continue its vertical path even though the emitting device and carriage has travelled some distance away, horizontally.
So Einstein’s thought experiment which resulted in the insane equation of Lorentz, is hopelessly incorrect, as the photon will never, ever travel a diagonal path, so Lorentz has no way to perform any maths based on Pythagoras theory involving a diagonal.
There is no diagonal path of the photon, period.
This absolutely destroys Special Relativity.
No amount of twisting or squirming by Physicists and Mathematicians can get around this simple fact.
Relativists think that if I fired a rifle at a target, but someone pulled the target away before the bullet arrived, they think that the bullet would change direction so that it could still strike the intended target!
This is what the photon would have to do.
Magic bullet indeed!