Does Relativity Theory Explain Too Much?

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Scientific Paper
Title Does Relativity Theory Explain Too Much?
Author(s) S Richard Hazelett
Keywords Relativity
Published 1997
Journal None


A re-evaluation of Einsteinian relativity in the light of Karl Popper's criterion for scientifically admissible statements. It is urged that a theory explains nothing if i( is employable (0 back up any of multiple outcomes which result from voluntaristic and arbitrary mathematical choices. That is, a theory is invalid, is not a scientific theory, if it is not falsifiable, that is, if it is consistent with multiple sets of facts.