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So, Sun Did Not Shine. Harvey, What Education Do You Have?

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Posted by Alexander on April 18, 2001 21:32:47 UTC

May be it is impolite to ask but after such statements as you wrote (that the existence of light requires human presense to report it) I was shocked.

ANYONE may just look at night sky and clearly see by naked eye the light from Andromeda galaxy (or even more distant objects) originated many million years ago when no humans were around. Yet the photons were there, as we see them arriving now to our place.

Or take Sun - it was shining when no one was around to report that (and we have plenty of evidences that Sun was INDEED shining well before humans, as recorded in plant fossiles, plankton deposits, etc imprints of which you can see on rocks when driving a car via mountains). Photons INDEED were there (despite that there were no observer to report about them). Gravity was there and same as now, atoms were the same (as we can see them billions years back by telescoping very distant galaxies) regardless that there were NO HUMANS then.

According to your post, your seriousely doubt these FACTS. That is why I ask you what kind of background do you have to deny even what you see by naked eye.

If your education is somewhat theological, then I am very sorry trying to explain you obvious facts - it does not make any sense and would be just a waste of time without results. Believers do not listen to facts simply because facts contradict to their belief. It is easier for them to call facts (photons) non-existing than to change their belief.

Warm regards, Alex.

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