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The Theory of Relativity.

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If the Theory of Relativity failed you would find phenomena that
are different depending on which frame of reference you happen to be
in – as in “if I move to this side or as I fall down this gravity well
I can measure different quantum phenomena as when I’m floating around
at this speed over here.”

As long as no empirical evidence has been gathered to that effect the
Theory of Relativity is airtight. The moment you find phenomena of
that sort it suffers the same fate as the Newtonian model – being con-
sidered a practical approximation. But to my knowledge that hasn’t
happened yet so far. Whether it’s merely for lack of opportunities
to have laboratories at vastly different speeds and orbits in space we
don’t know at this point…

It’s interesting how little we know about the forces that hold our
galaxies together. There seems to be as much ignorance about them to-
day as there was ignorance about the Solar System in Newton’s days.


Written by ulrichschreglmann

April 4, 2010 at 1:03 am

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