## Has Hawking Erred?Recently the intelligent reading public has voraciously devoured five million copies of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, and many have been dazzled by the near metaphysical explanations of the author - specifically his emphasis on space-time. This latter concept was adopted by Einstein decades ago and is now perpetuated by Hawking. Questioning it, Gerhard Kraus demonstrates that time and space are two entirely incompatible phenomena which cannot mix. Kraus also criticises the role of mathematics in physics and the Big-Bang theory. Much of what Gerhard Kraus writes will cause controversy among established physicists. But it is often such serious reappraisals of accepted dogma which initiate progress in science. |

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### Contents

Hawkings Book The Catalyst | 1 |

The Role of Commonsense in Physics | 4 |

The Principle of Regularity and Mathematical Vulnerability | 8 |

Copyright | |

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absolute space According to Hawking addition of velocities assume astronomical clocks co-ordinates COBE commonsense concept of space-time curvature of space curved space-time denotes described dimension dimensional duration earth Einstein and Hawking emphasis supplied empty space equalling equations expressed extra space extra space-dimension football four-dimensional further galaxies gravitational field Hawking and Einstein Hawking's Joule second light rays light second light travels lightbeam linear distance linear space Lorentz transformation mass material objects mathematical measuring rods metres Michelson-Morley experiment miles per hour miles per second motion moving systems one-dimensional particles physical physicists postulated principle rail track regular calendar sional slow-down slowing space continuum space-time continuum specific speed of light star static stationary strictly surface synchronised system of reference temperature terrestrial calendar theory of relativity three-dimensional space timepieces tion track Trafalgar Square twin paradox two-dimensional universal voluminal space velocity of light velocity of train