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RE: RE: RE: RE: Just Wonderring

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Posted by CL on March 21, 2000 23:55:32 UTC

I`m a little skeptical of your thought experiment. I just want to get this out of the way first though, I once heard that scientists created mass by concentrating very powerful lasers to a point, and held the light together somehow. The result was a particle. They successfully created matter with energy, so what you say makes sence. But on the other hand you speak of an object that gathers light on it`s surface. I just gotta say that in spite of all other rules that are being broken here, this paradox gets me the most. If I were on that object that is gathering light on its surface, I`d (in conformation with the laws of realtivity) notice the light speeding away at light speed. But a relative observer would notice light gather on the surface. Who`s right? The realtive observer would see a mass, that doesn`t exist to me, start to form. I`d see nothing, where a mass should appear to be. We both are within our rights to say that what we see is correct, but one of us has to be wrong. We once again arise at the absurdities of an object traveling at or greater than light speed.

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