Arthur Eddington's Theory Of Reality

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The film Einstein and Eddington unfolds the story of how Arthur Eddington contributed to Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Einstein was the one who first introduced the concept of relativity, but Eddington was the one who finished the theory by proving Einstein’s claim. It all started when Eddington found out an anomaly with the behavior of Mercury; that Mercury’s behavior is against Newton’s theory. Eddington used Mercury as a counter example to disprove Newton’s theory. He consulted Einstein about this because Einstein’s theory seems to justify Mercury’s behavior and not the theory of Newton. Einstein agreed to cooperate with Eddington. That is where the struggles of the two scientists started. They pursue to uncover this truth despite the conflict between their countries. In contrast to what people nowadays believe, that Einstein alone developed the theory, there are two…show more content…
Eddington insisted his colleague to be open minded. According to him, a scientist should be open for every idea that has the possibility to exist. If a theory does not hold in a particular situation, even if the consequence affects religion, a scientist should find a way to disprove it and replace it with what it should be. Eddington, despite knowing that religion favors Newton’s theories and disproving it might destroy people’s faith, he still insisted on disproving Newton’s law and prove Einstein’s theory for the sake of scientific truth. Eddington, also despite the conflict between his country and Einstein’s country still continued to consult Einstein regarding the theory, even if to prove Einstein’s theory would bring humiliation to his country but an honor to Einstein’s country. Eddington accepted the possibility of new knowledge and proved the theory for the sake of all
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