Tony:

**James R **told us that GR is the most beautiful gravitational theory, and we expect him to use GR to calculate the orbits of the planets in the solar system.

Please don't put words in my mouth. I have never referred to GR as "the most beautiful gravitational theory".

As for "we" expecting me to calculate some planetary orbits, you really just mean you, Tony, want me to do that.

You must have forgotten what I told you in another thread. A complete GR calculation of planetary orbits in all their gory detail requires a computer to do the calculations. I'm not going to write a programme and do some calculations just to jump through a hoop that you have set up for me. It's not something I want to spend time on. Besides, if I did it and gave you some results, it wouldn't change your mind about anything, would it?

On the other hand, some basic results of GR, as applied to planetary orbits, can be derived without a computer. Read the chapter on the anomalous precession of Mercury in any introductory GR book and you'll find the relevant calculation. I bet it's even available on the internet, if you want to look for it.

I'm not here to teach you the theory of relativity from scratch. I am accustomed to being paid to teach courses.

If James R can't do it, then I hope he can give other people's orbital data calculated by using GR.

Start by reading any introductory GR text.

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By the way, Tony, don't imagine I'm not aware of what you tried to do by starting this thread. You tried to provoke me, like a troll.

Realise, also, that whether

*I* can or can't do GR calculations says

*nothing at all* about whether your own calculations, using your own pseudoscientific theory, have any value at all.

You waste a lot of time ridiculing Einstein and the theory of relativity, but you've never managed to show that's there's any actual problem with the theory, or to prove any of your disparaging claims about Einstein. You just make yourself look like a jealous fool when you bring nothing of substance to the table.