Ithaca, N. Y. (Oct. 26)
With the statement that the possibility of light bending was first suggested by Newton and that Einstein simply “revived” it and a declaration that Einstein “hit upon” one of his findings “through a mathematical error in his original paper and examination of that paper now in the files of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin will show that his error rose from his ignorance of astronomical usages in computation,” attacks were made by four scientists upon the theory of relativity before the Optical Society of America at its annual meeting at Cornell University. The four scientists who declared Prof. Einstein’s theories had not been fully proven were Charles Lane Poor, Dr. Kelvin Burns, Dr. R. H. Morgan and Dayton C. Miller. A defense of Dr. Einstein was entered by Dr. W. F. G. Swann of the Bartol Research Foundation.