LEO: April 17-23

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity in 1916, with radical implications for theoretical physics, but was unproved until 1919. A British physicist verified its accuracy with evidence gathered during a solar eclipse. The London Times ran the headline “Revolution in Science: New Theory of the Universe, Newtonian Theories Overthrown.” The New York Times assigned a journalist to cover the revolution, but the guy was a sports reporter whose specialty was golf. His article was less than illuminating. The moral of the story? When big developments are underway, show up at full strength, all powers engaged.