WND Exclusive: ‘Science shattered’: Hand of God suddenly revealed?
In the late 1800s, Albert A. Michelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in the sciences, devised an experiment to prove the Earth is moving through space, through a medium for bearing light called the “aether.”
If he could show that light was slowed down by being fired into an aether headwind, like a swimmer swimming against a stream, Michelson reasoned, it would prove the Earth’s motion through space.
But the experiment didn’t work the way he expected. In fact, it proved the opposite.
The world of science was baffled. Was the Earth not moving?
Eventually, however, another Albert, with the last name of Einstein, developed a theory called special relativity to explain Michelson’s results.