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Light Was Stopped Stormcrow!

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Posted by Sam Patterson on September 4, 2002 19:03:37 UTC

This is Stormcrow's entire post from this link:

http://www.astronomy.net/forums/god/messages/20836.shtml

"(Stormcrow) Thanks for the info, however...

(Aaron) "scientists have speed up light and completly stopped it"

(Stormcrow) What? Stopped it? If this is true, the theory of relativity would, like, vaporize. One of the implications of the theory is that relative to your frame of reference, any light that you see is ALWAYS moving at the same speed. That is, light currently moves at about 186,000 miles per second. If you were to accelerate yourself to 185,000 miles per second, you would expect (using Newtonian physics) that that light would be moving, relative to you, at about 1,000 miles per second. But that's not the case, due to time dilation that light would still be moving away from you as fast as it would when you're standing still.

Where did you hear that light was stopped? I am dubious."

Ok, so according to Stormcrow, the theory of relativity is, like, vaporized. Here are some links about light being stopped:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1124540.stm

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2002/27mar_stoplight.htm

http://www.sciencenews.org/20010127/fob1.asp

http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/2001/01/25/fp13s2-csm.shtml

http://www.aip.org/enews/physnews/2002/split/571-2.html

http://www.afrlhorizons.com/Briefs/Jun02/OSR0201.html

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2001/01.24/01-stoplight.html

http://www.newspoetry.com/2001/0126.html

http://www.cosmiverse.com/science01190104.html

http://www.hiddenmeanings.com/halting.html


These are some links I found by just typing 'light was stopped' at yahoo. I'm sure I could find many more. I'm not sure what the original arguement with Aaron about this was, but now you might want to go study the theory of relativity again Stormcrow! :)

Sam, KC2GWX

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