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'..if You Really Thought The Problem Out Carfully..'

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Posted by Bruce on November 15, 2001 20:09:16 UTC

"...if you really thought the problem out carefully you would agree with me."

Here is somebody over in sci.physics.relativity who gave it a little thought and he certainly doesn't agree with you. Interesting thing about this is Stafford, PhD. didn't respond.

"Richard Stafford said some stuff about
***A short essay on relativity for the uninitiated*** to usenet:


>To All,
>
Stafford:
>First of all, the critical issue is that Clocks do not measure time.
>Time is actually defined from the anthropomorphic perspective that
>"two things which exist at the same *time* can interact"! What
>science has discovered is that it is impossible to construct any
>mechanical device which will yield that information from a general
>perspective. That's a fact and not a conjecture.

Bilge:
It's quite simple to build such a device. So simple, most people
don't see the forest for the trees. Since every single electromagnetic
scattering cross-section or decay rate has a rate fixed by the same
coupling electromagnetic constant, any device that measures those
things, constitutes a clock.

(just the first exchange but since Stafford thinks clocks don't measure time it is a critical response).

There have been several exchanges between Stafford and 'establishment'(the physics community) folks that have been vacated by Stafford immediately after engagement. I guess this is because the 'establishment' folks hadn't really thought the problem out carefully.

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