This comes to light when using the velocity formula:
v squared = MG (2 / r – 1/ a)
at the periastron, where r = 2.6885 ten power 8 metres (www.large.stanford.edu). This site gives the semi major axis a as 7.0225 ten power 8 metres. Using the reduced mass for M (the effective mass at the centre of gravity, M is about 1.4 ten power 30 kilograms. Using G = 6.6741 ten power minus 11 m cubed per kilogram per seconds squared gives the orbital velocity v at the periastron to be 23.71 ten power five metres per second. The Cornell site is found by googling “Hulse Taylor binary pulsar” third site from astronomy at Cornell, my former University. The Cornell site gives 3 x ten power five metres per second. I am very glad that these discrepancies have at last been discovered because they destroy the credibility of the dogmatists completely. They show that ECE2 is badly needed. There are at least two cases where Einstein fails completely, the Hulse Taylor binary pulsar and the whirlpool galaxy. There are also major problems in the solar system, in separating the precession of the perihelion from the effect of other planets (a UFT paper has been dedicated to that subject). Theoretically, torsion completely refutes the geometry of the Einstein theory (the famous UFT88 onwards). I suggest that Horst use the Stanford site for the periastron distance (the initial r) and calculate the initial velocity using the above formula in the excellent non relativistic approximation. I am quite sure that any Baconian scientist will be able to find many major discrepancies such as these simply by using google. So a breach has been made in the castle wall. The way is open now for new theories such as the ECE2 lagrangian theory.