Облажался и с СТО в вольном пересказе (Викопедия)
Белл отметил, что релятивистское сокращение тел, так же как и отсутствие сокращения расстояний между космическими кораблями в рассмативаемом мысленном эксперименте, можно объяснить динамически, используя уравнения Максвелла. Искажение межмолекулярных электромагннитных полей вызывает сокращение движущихся тел - или напряжения в них, если предотвращать их сокращение. Но между кораблями эти силы не действуют.
How to teach special relativity
I have for long thought that if I had the opportunity to teach this subject,
The difference of philosophy is this. Since it is experimentally impossible to say which of two uniformly moving systems is really at rest, Einstein declares the notions 'really resting' and 'really moving' as meaningless. For him only the relative motion of two or more uniformly moving objects is real. Lorentz, on the other hand, preferred the view that there is indeed a state of real rest, defined by the 'aether', even though the laws of physics conspire to prevent us identifying it experimentally. The facts of physics do not oblige us to accept one philosophy rather than the other. And we need not accept Lorentz's philosophy to accept a Lorentzian pedagogy. Its special merit is to drive home the lesson that the laws of physics in any one reference frame account for all physical phenomena, including the observations of moving observers. And it is often simpler to work in a single frame, rather than to hurry after each moving object in turn.
The difference of style is that instead of inferring the experience of moving observers from known and conjectured laws of physics, Einstein starts from the hypothesis that the laws will look the same to all observers in uniform motion. This permits a very concise and elegant formulation of the theory, as often happens when one big assumption can be made to cover several less big ones. There is no intention here to make any reservation whatever about the power and precision of Einstein's approach. But in my opinion there is also something to be said for taking students along the road made by Fitzgerald, Larmor, Lorentz and Poincare8. The longer road sometimes gives more familiarity with the country.