Talk:Whitehead's theory of gravitation: Difference between revisions

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There may be proposed extensions to the model that have not been proven wrong, but we should clearly specify those are modified proposals, and not (as the article currently says) a "new interpretation" of the same theory. <math>\langle</math> [[User:Forbes72|Forbes<sub>72</sub>]] &#124; [[User_talk:Forbes72|Talk]] <math>\rangle</math> 19:20, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
 
==What's the theory?==
 
Why doesn't the article say what the theory *is*? It can't be that hard to quickly give a precise specification.
 
This sentence is very odd:
 
: In 1971, young Clifford M. Will thanks Ni Wei-To to comprehend Whitehead's theory[9] and claims that the theory makes predictions concerning ordinary ocean tides on Earth (suggested to him by Jim Peebles) which are in violent disagreement with observation (specifically, the theory predicts a "sidereal tide", induced by the gravitational field of the Milky Way, which is hundreds of times stronger than the solar and lunar tides) which immediately nullified this theory.
 
"Young Clifford M. Will"?
 
"Thanks Ni Wei-To to comprehend"? - maybe that was written by a non-native speaker.
 
[[User:John Baez|John Baez]] ([[User talk:John Baez|talk]]) 05:45, 7 September 2020 (UTC)