General Relativity:

A contemporary
Emperor's Clothes
tale
Adapted for the Internet from:

Why God Doesn't Exist

    Summary

    Relativity is a rerun of the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes. Einstein's space-time is a myth like the king's robes were
    a myth. And those who gawk at space-time today are as gullible as those stupid fools who made up His Excellency's
    entourage in Andersen's tale. The mathematicians have convinced each other of the greatest whopper ever to come
    out of cultivated minds. They have placed so much blind faith in equations, functions, matrices, and numbers that
    reality is increasingly farther and farther away from receiving even a moderately satisfactory explanation. The morons
    of Mathematics don't even question any more whether the physical interpretations they offer for the real world are
    rational. Quite the contrary! The more irrational the explanation, the wider the acceptance within the mathematical
    community. The idiots of Mathematics are so proud of their dualities and paradoxes that they're not even attempting
    to resolve them.

    In order to get their points across, however, the mathematicians had no alternative but to rely on written and spoken
    language. Specifically, relativists use analogies to convince each other and the public that their equations are
    consistent with the real world. Here I show that the physical interpretations that relativists offer for natural
    phenomena (i.e., their analogies) are either supernatural or irrational. I argue that relativity is an unscientific
    discipline. Relativity is nothing but a religion of the 'educated' classes. Only fools --  people with no street-smartness --  
    gawk when they hear about relativity and space-time and black holes!

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    Relativists pointed to the empty looms, and the poor old mathematician stared as hard as he
    dared. He couldn't see anything, because there was nothing to see. 'Heaven have mercy,' he
    thought.' Can it be that I'm a fool. I'd have never guessed it, and not a soul must know. Am I
    unfit to be a relativist?'
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    'But he hasn't got anything on,' a little child said...' 'But he hasn't got anything on,' the whole
    town cried out at last.
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    The relativist shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, 'This procession
    has got to go on.' So he walked more proudly than ever, as his peers held high the train
    that wasn't there at all.

leading astray the powers that be
So? What does thou think,
Bill? How do I look?
My tailors just finished
making these colorful robes
for me.
Jester Bill
Methinks His Excellency looks
uuummm... handsome, aye.
Me Lord should go to tonight's
ball like that.
No! I'll take that back!
Why doesn't My Liege
hold a parade tomorrow and
show off his new wardrobe to
the entire kingdom and to
foreign dignitaries?