- Jul 5, 2010
How about you stop talking crap. Einstein's thought experiments are the exception that proves the rule. I interact with theorists and read theoretical physics papers all the time. The majority of them will cite some experimental data.It's not just Pretorians who go to Tuks though, when I was there the local crowd was actually fewer than 50% (not sure of total of course, just in the classes I was in). Many were staying in hostels from all over - Jo'burg, Natal, further north.
I don't think @Knyro actually wants to debate or learn anything, he just seems to want to have the last word and be right.
Einstein's general relativity was pure thought experiment. There was not a shred of data, it was years before it was even tested (deflection of starlight in a solar eclipse) and decades before any proper verification was possible.