Proponents of Einstein have acted in a way that appears to corrupt the historical record. Albert Einstein, Time Magazines Person of the Century, wrote a long treatise on the special theory of relativity (It was actually called, On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies), without listing any references or footnotes. Many of the key ideas were known to Lorentz (like the Lorentz transformations) and Poincare before Einstein wrote the famous 1905 paper.
Einsteins assertion that the speed of light is a limit appears to be incorrect; velocities beyond the speed of light have been measured on several occasions. This speaks directly to the soundness of special relativity because, according to Einstein, Thus, when v=c, W becomes infinite. Velocities greater than that of light have---as in our previous results---no possibility of existence. If the above conditions are not met i.e. v is equal or greater than c, E=mc^2 falls as well.
Einstein is the holder of the extremely rare distinction of going on the record to swear he was wrong when he later turned out to be right (Cosmologic Constant and its aftermath). Any scientist who could make an error in judgement this all encompassing must be considered vulnerable in other areas. The least likely universe is a static universe unless you invoke the idea of paired particles i.e. as the particles come into existence they are paired and gravity and antigravity exactly match. Now the fun part---how can the particles come into existence in a static universe? Dont the paired particles imply an act of creation? The Big Bang?
The eclipse of 1919 which supposedly supported Einsteins general theory of relativity is the biggest hoax in science in the 20th century. Eddingtons lavish support of Einstein is a complete fabrication of history.
Autodynamics is a new paradigm that is slated to replace special relativity and general relativity. It is amazingly simple to understand due to its removal of one of the two reference observers. The equations for nuclear decay are clear and obvious and need no crutch to survive; this stands in sharp contrast to special relativity.