keninsc, on 03 January 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:

I will just say this: all anyone has done is say I am wrong...and quoted things like Black Holes prove it... until I see some proof that makes sense to me...I don't buy it...you call that sad...I call that...thought process.

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...and much of thought process = research

...this makes sense to me...and so I will default to 'I could be wrong'...

There was one exception to all the success of Newton's theory. For years before Einstein wrote down his equations, astronomers had known that the details of Mercury's orbit didn't perfectly match Newton's predictions. The difference was small, but clearly present. Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun. This combines a large mass (the Sun's) with small distances, which is one situation where Einstein's equations are not the same as Newton's. The very first thing Einstein did after discovering his equations was to solve them for the orbit of Mercury. He picked out the detail that Newton's theory couldn't account for, and saw that his own theory predicted it correctly. This was the first trial, and first success of Einstein's theory. He had shown that Newton was very nearly right much of the time, but wrong in the most extreme cases.

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**Edited by joc, 03 January 2013 - 02:39 PM.**