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Posted by Tim on August 3, 2003 01:38:31 UTC

hey Bud,
consider one of the principles upon which
relativity is founded. the one that states
that the speed of light in free space has
the same value for all observers,
regardless of their state of motion. the
old way people envisioned time is imbedded
in that statement via the word speed which
bears the units of distance and time. time
and distance that is as understood before
relativity theory was introduced.
it is true that relativity reveals the
complexity of the issue of time that our
grandparents grandparents were surely not
aware of however it does not negate the
validity of the concept of "when". after
all our ability to measure the constancy
of the speed of light depends upon it.
actually i think your arguement for the
non-universality of the concept of "when"
is a good arguement for the question of
how can anything be independent of time,
which was i believe a point of contention
that you have with Dr. Dick's paper. it is
very simple. one can address an issue
mathematicaly leaving out any referance to
the parameter time. hence time is not a
factor in what ever equation you have
choosen to use.

regards tim

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