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Predictions Are Not Necessarily Proof

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Posted by Don Jarvis on April 9, 2003 04:39:02 UTC

A thought experiment is not a test of an idea. It's an exercise in reasoning. I think there was a fatal flaw in the elevator t. e. I don't have a viable hypothesis about gravity yet.

Successful predictions aren't always proof of the validity of an hypothesis. Gravitational curvature of space and materiality of light both predict alteration of the path of light in a gravitational field.

The principle argument against substantial light are the interference patterns produced by the single and double slot experiments. These patterns would be produced by a stream of electron-positron pairs moving like a bola. For a long time I thought this system would predict that an electric field would depolarize light, then I discovered that this was the principle of the Kerr cell. Doesn't mean much to predict the past. I still prefer this system because it doesn't require space to curve.

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