Re: Thoughts and Perceptions

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Thu Apr 18 2002 - 15:13:38 BST

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    On Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 06:51 , Joachim Maier wrote:

    > Is that like the speed of light? a condition of the universe? A fact?
    > Now I read just a couple of weeks ago that 2 scientific teams not only
    > slowed light down, but completely stopped light, and after a while
    > released it again.
    > They seemed to have changed a fact into a concept, and back into a
    > fact. :)

    Sounds like the mantra of the anti-scientist at work, maybe.

    The speed of light is indeed a fact.

    It is also a fact that light, as a particle, is acted upon by outside

    And, taking several facts, and using them, is conceptual science. The
    result- the slowing of light- is a fact.

    Nothing to be bothered about.

    The proof is in the pudding.

    - Wade

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