Authors: Roald C. Maximo
Very often, in the history of science, amazingly simple phenomena, when initially misunderstood, may become laden with prejudice and somewhat mystical connotations and, since then, are passed on from generation to generation for no better reason then magister dixit. One example already discussed here  has been stellar aberration. But there is nevertheless a very special case where in trying to explain the null result of the Michelson and Morley experiment scientists, just to keep up to their prejudices, chose the weirdest explanations; instrument length contraction or Ether drag !
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